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.
Was it not true that only the day before there had been a rumor that Bazaine was at Verdun?
Probably the greatest service which they rendered to the cause of the Allies was in the region north of Verdun.
But this regiment, the 257th Infantry, is in garrison at Verdun!
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.
The train whistled, slowed down, entered the station of Verdun.
The partition of Verdun separated once more, and definitively, the lands of the eastern and western Franks.