The Battle of Verdun

The battle of Verdun (the greatest battle ever) started in 1916, it was the longest war in World War 1.  The Germans seized the fort in Verdun and took control of it's forts.  Erich Von Flakenhyn the German cheif of staff sent a letter to Wilhem the ll on Christmas day.

In the letter he stated that they weren't going to win the war on the eastern front against Russia, but on the western front.  Flakenhyn thought if they could defeat France then Britian would either want their help or be defeated by them.

The war involved so many men, situated on asuch a small iece of land. the battle lasted from February 21st, 1916 until December 19th, 1916 and caused over an estimated 700,000 casualties.

Facts about world war one