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Campaign 93
Verdun 1916
“They Shall not Pass"

by William Martin
illustrated by Howard Gerrard


S u m m a r y

Publishers Details: Published by Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1-85532-993-X
Price: Price unknown
Review Type: Book Review
Advantages: Well detailed; provides good historical perspective
Recommendation: Highly Recommended.


Reviewed by John Prigent



The tragedy of Verdun is well known, with both German attackers and French defenders pouring men into the sausage machine for this vital position. Here the origins of the attack are shown, with the cynical German calculation that the French Army could be bled dry by sucking more and more of its men into the fight.

The book is very well detailed, with accounts of each attack and counter-attack from the initial German assault to the French recovery of Fort Douaumont eighth months later which ended the battle.

This is an essential reference for anyone interested in the Veredun campaign, and a valuable addition to any library covering the First World War.

Higly recommended.

John Prigent

Review Copyright © 2001 by John Prigent
Page Created 23 August, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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