Francois Hollande should say, like Marshal Petain at Verdun,They shall not pass… gas.
It would be unfunny, for different reasons, if set at Verdun or Gettysburg or Stalingrad.
Alistair first came into fame with his book about the Battle of Verdun, The Price of Glory.
But the French troops went to Verdun without the aid of railroads.
Here, as at Verdun, they did not pass; and the glory is that of every soldier in the ranks.
Probably the greatest service which they rendered to the cause of the Allies was in the region north of Verdun.
The treaty of Verdun, in 843, divided the Empire between Charlemagne's three grandsons.
He was kept in close confinement at Verdun for ten years, and when he was at last released, liberty was scarcely a boon to him.
This Verdun attack was undoubtedly made to keep Roumania out.
The partition of Verdun separated once more, and definitively, the lands of the eastern and western Franks.