Friday, February 21, 2014

Fact Fiction Friday ~ Battle of Verdun

Continuing our new and regular feature here at Historical Fiction.  

Each Friday we will publish an historical fact based upon the date. Each fact will be accompanied by a book(s) title and perhaps a review or other snippet.

21st February 1916 ~ The Battle of Verdun begins in France in 1916. The battle was to last ten months, covering a front of 15 miles. More than 700,000 men died. The book to accompany the fact is this biography of The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 by Alistair Horne.

1 comment:

  1. I know so little about the actual battles of WWI. I've heard of the Battle of Verdun, but 10 months! How horrible.