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Memories of Verdun by Francois Wikart
The following article is based on the recollections of General Caloni and recollections of the authors’ grandfather’s experience of Verdun. Most people know the battle of Verdun started on the 21st February 1916. The city lies on both banks of the River Meuse in North-eastern France. In 1916 the fortress of Verdun was stripped of its guns and …
The US 2nd Division at Blanc Mont Ridge by Major General by David T Zabecki
[This article first appeared in the October 1918 edition of Stand To! No. 113] The US 2nd Division’s capture of the heavily– defended German positions on Blanc Mont Ridge on 3 October 1918 was arguably the most ingenious and skilfully conducted American divisional attack of the Great War. Ironically, however, Blanc Mont today is one of the least r…