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'Verdun - The Left Bank' a talk given by Christina Holstein

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Author, historian and Verdun tour guide Christina Holstein will be talking about the Left Bank of Verdun. Christina Holstein is a frequent contributor to the Pen & Sword Battleground Europe series.  Because of the location 'The Left Bank' of Verdun is usually visited in a series of walking tours. Because of the considerable danger in these wo…


'The Battle of Verdun' a talk given by Christina Holstein

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Christina Holstein is a multilingual historian who, whilst resident in Luxembourg,  developed her interest in the Battle of Verdun. She researched with local people and with German historians and researchers and has published four books on the Battle of Verdun as well as leading battlefield tours.   The East London Branch of The WFA meets at 7.45…



017: Summer 1986

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'Lieutenant-Colonel Emile Driant, first hero of Verdun' by Christina Holstein

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Christina Holstein will give a presentation on Lieutenant-Colonel Emile Driant.  Born in 1855, Emile was the first high-ranking casualty of the Battle of Verdun. Educated at a military academy he was an officer at the age of 22. He 1906 he resigned his commission, for reason Christina Holstein is certain to explain. He became a journalist and go…


061: April 2001

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062: September 2001

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'Verdun 1916' by Christina Holstein

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On 21 February 1916 the German Fifth Army launched a devastating offensive against French forces at Verdun and set in motion one of the most harrowing and prolonged battles of the Great War. By the time the struggle finished ten months later, over 650,000 men had been killed or wounded or were missing, and the terrible memory of the battle had been…