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The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of World War One. It was fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916, between the French and German armies around the town of Verdun, France. The battle involved more than two and a half million men and it developed in a space less that 8 sq miles and consisted of a ring of underground fortifications which the German forces attempted to capture.

The Battle of Verdun was the longest battle of World War One. It was fought from February 21 to December 18, 1916, between the French and German armies around the town of Verdun, France. The battle involved more than two and a half million men and it developed in a space less that 8 sq miles and consisted of a ring of underground fortifications which the German forces attempted to capture.

German infantrymen aim their machine guns in preparation for a Russian attack, in a trench on the Vistula River in Russia, in 1916. Note the thick belt of barbed wire stretching down to the riverside.

German infantrymen aim their machine guns in preparation for a Russian attack, in a trench on the Vistula River in Russia, in 1916. Note the thick belt of barbed wire stretching down to the riverside.

Mortars became popular during WWI.This was on of the most feared weapons during the war. Soldiers were in fear of these while they just sat in their trenches. A mortar strike could happen at any time. I chose this pin because it shows the mortar up close.

Mortars became popular during WWI.This was on of the most feared weapons during the war. Soldiers were in fear of these while they just sat in their trenches. A mortar strike could happen at any time. I chose this pin because it shows the mortar up close.

German Soldiers crawl out from a bunker into a trench. Where and when this image was taken are unknown, though the helmet depicts a Prussian regiment.

German Soldiers crawl out from a bunker into a trench. Where and when this image was taken are unknown, though the helmet depicts a Prussian regiment.

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