Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Explorers' Club, № DXX

Operation AXIOM: The World War—The Battle of Verdun, Part V
20 October-5 November 1916: The "First Offensive" (from the French perspective)—Preceded by a six-day artillery bombardment (including massive railway guns), reorganized & refreshed French infantry advanced, recapturing Fort Douaumont (24 October) & Fort Vaux (2 November), & reached the lines held on 24 February, the third day of the Germans' Verdun offensive.

Lest we forget.

Commentary: The German captures of the forts, via the Wayback Machine: Doumaumont on 25 February (№ CDLXXXVII) & Vaux on 8 June (№ DI).

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