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French reserve troops on the way to Verdun, 1916.

The Battle of Verdun was the longest and one of the most devastating battles in WWI and the history of warfare. It was fought between the German and French armies, from February to December 1916, near the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France. After 10 months of battle, Verdun resulted in 698,000 deaths (362,000 French and 336,000 German combatants).

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