Verdun and the Somme

1/10/2015 - 1/17/2015

The Battles of Verdun and the Somme are among the most well known of World War I. Did you know that the Battle of the Somme resulted out of Verdun? Due to the harsh fighting at Verdun, the French and British planned a diversionary assault at the Somme, hoping to pull German forces away from the Verdun region. Despite this attempt, Verdun raged on becoming the war's longest battle, lasting from February - December, 1916.