Verdun by Romains, Jules

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Published by Knopf in New York .

Written in English

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  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction.

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Statementby Jules Romains ; translated from the French by Gerard Hopkins.
ContributionsHopkins, Gerard, 1892- , tr.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 500, xxii p. ;
Number of Pages500
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22345808M

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Individual scenes of this wide-canvas historical novel centering on the Battle of Verdun in are good, but you never get enough sense of character or plot to be dawn into it and turn the pages fast. I enjoyed it, but it took me six months to finish during which I quickly read many other more engrossing novels/5.

Verdun book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Marshal Petain's account of the World War I battle, illustrated with photographs an /5. The Price of Glory: Verdun is the second book of Alistair Horne's trilogy, which includes The Verdun book of Paris and To Lose a Battle and tells the story of the great crises of the rivalry between France and Germany.

The battle of Verdun lasted ten months. It was a battle in which at leastmen fell, along a front of Verdun book by:   While "Walking Verdun" is a little better, both books suffer from poor illustration; the maps, modern photographs and plans are dismal.

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The book makes use of material from archives which were in East Germany and unavailable to researchers until quite recently. After you have read " Price of Glory", you may find this of interest. Verdun was a battle that, until now, I had read little on beyond the chapters in general histories and articles in military history journals and magazines.

As such, I wished to find a decent book on the battle to Since there are other, longer, reviews of this work, I will strive to keep mine brief/5. I've been looking for a decent book (in English) on Verdun for a while and found this when browsing a second-hand bookshop.

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In many ways, Jankowski writes, the battle represents a : Oxford University Press. The Battle of Verdun (French: Bataille de Verdun [bataj də vɛʁdœ̃]; German: Schlacht um Verdun [ʃlaxt ʔʊm ˈvɛɐ̯dœ̃]), was fought from 21 February to 18 December on the Western Front in France.

The battle was the longest of the First World War and took place on the hills north of German 5th Army attacked the defences of the Fortified Region of Verdun Location: Région Fortifiée de Verdun (RFV).

Verdun is my " battle" ever since reading the "Price of Glory" as an eighth grader. This is the book for anyone who intends to visit or remind oneself of the horror that was Verdun. This is not a history but a travel book--but it still manages to give one the Goosebumps.5/5(1). I'm trying to gather some titles on Verdun, and have just brought Buckingham's Verdunand Kaufmann's Verdun:Renaissance of the fortress.

I have just gotten back into reading and collecting books on the Western Front, and from memory Horne's Price of Glory previously seemed to be the general favoured English language book on this campaign. Verdun The Longest Battle of the Great War Paul Jankowski.

Jankowski offers a total history of a battle, mixing the old history with the new and the cold calculus of terrain gained and lives lost with the depths of human experience on both sides; One of the few histories of WWI to use German and French sources with equal facility.

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