Battle of Verdun
Part of World War I
Date February 21 - December 18, 1916
Location Verdun, France
Result French victory
Franceflag.jpg France Germany 1870.png Germany
Commanders and leaders
Philippe Pétain
Robert Nivelle
Erich von Falkenhayn
Crown Prince Wilhelm

The Battle of Verdun was one of the most important battles in the First World War on the European Western Front, fought between the German and French armies in 1916 around the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France.

The Battle of Verdun resulted in more than a quarter of million deaths and approximately half a million wounded. Verdun was arguably the longest battle and one of the bloodiest in the European theatre. In both France and Germany it has come to represent the horrors of war.

Battle of Verdun in "Ils ne passeront pas"[]

In March 1916, the Battle of Verdun very nearly became the beginning of the end of the world, as the events prophesied in the Book of Revelation began to take place in no man's land. However, both sides were so numbed to the horror of war that neither realized what they were witnessing, and simply gunned down the demonic forces before they could carry out their tasks.

Battle of Verdun in Southern Victory[]

Despite France's stated refusal to give up, the Germans won the Battle of Verdun in the spring of 1916 after six weeks of intense combat. The German victory signaled to many on both sides of the war the probability of France's ultimate defeat in the Great War.