The Fortifications of Verdun 1874 1917

The ring of fortifications protecting the city of Verdun on the Meuse River would become critical in the infamous battle of World War I. This book examines these fortifications, including the famous forts of Douaumont and Vaux that saw some ...

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Author: Clayton Donnell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849084130

Category: History

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The ring of fortifications protecting the city of Verdun on the Meuse River would become critical in the infamous battle of World War I. This book examines these fortifications, including the famous forts of Douaumont and Vaux that saw some of the fiercest fighting during the battle.

French Soldier vs German Soldier

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Publications. Donnell, Clayton (2011). The Fortifications of Verdun 18741917.
Fortress 103. Oxford: Osprey. Drury, Ian (1995). German Stormtrooper 1914–18.
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Author: David Campbell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472838186

Category: History

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On 21 February 1916, the German Army launched a major attack on the French fortress of Verdun. The Germans were confident that the ensuing battle would compel France to expend its strategic reserves in a savage attritional battle, thereby wearing down Allied fighting power on the Western Front. However, initial German success in capturing a key early objective, Fort Douaumont, was swiftly stemmed by the French defences, despite heavy French casualties. The Germans then switched objectives, but made slow progress towards their goals; by July, the battle had become a stalemate. During the protracted struggle for Verdun, the two sides' infantrymen faced appalling battlefield conditions; their training, equipment and doctrine would be tested to the limit and beyond. New technologies, including flamethrowers, hand grenades, trench mortars and more mobile machine guns, would play a key role in the hands of infantry specialists thrown into the developing battle, and innovations in combat communications were employed to overcome the confusion of the battlefield. This study outlines the two sides' wider approach to the evolving battle, before assessing the preparations and combat record of the French and German fighting men who fought one another during three pivotal moments of the 101⁄2-month struggle for Verdun.

Verdun 1916

2 Fortresses and Pantalon Rouge: Verdun and the French Army, 1873 – 1914 1.
Sometimes rendered Serré de Rivière 2. ... See Clayton Donnell, The
Fortifications of Verdun 18741917 (Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2011), p. 8; for
details of road.

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Author: William F. Buckingham

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445641171

Category: History

Page: 336

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A gripping narrative of the most infamous Western Front battle of the war. The British remember the Somme, Russia the Brusilov Offensive, and France and Germany remember Verdun

Concrete

A final article on “ Concrete in Front Line Work , 1914-1917 , ” from Major Eckel's
notes overseas , is in two parts — the first appearing in these ... THE FORTS AT
VERDUN , 1916 Into practice , Allied and enemy , which had not been as yet
standardized , there was now to be interjected a new element . ... But , dating
from 1874 and modi rich enough in cement , but rather overloaded with stone .
fied at ...

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Concrete

Concrete in Front Line Work , 1914 - 1917 By Edwin C . ECKEL VERDUN Major
Eckels articles , “ The Cement Supply of ... these forts , as has been said , dated
originally In certain parts of the forts the concrete was made from the period 1874
 ...

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Author: Harvey Whipple

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ISBN: UOM:39015011429878

Category: Cement

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The Fortifications of Paris

In 1916 , it was Germany ' s turn to launch a gigantic attack against the camp
retranché of Verdun in order to shatter French morale and force the collapse of
the French ... In April 1917 , the new commander launched another offensive on
the Chemin des Dames in Champagne . ... MODERN FORTIFICATIONS ( 1874 -
1944 )

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Author: Jean-Denis Lepage

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: UOM:39015063304839

Category: History

Page: 264

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"This history begins with the period from 300 BC-987 AD. Part 2 looks at the Medieval period (987-1512), the establishment of the Louvre and the Bastille, the Hundred Years' War, and the development of gunpowder and artillery. Bastioned fortifications (1512-1874) are the focus of part 3. Modern fortifications (1874-1944) are detailed in part 4"--Provided by publisher.

Maginot Line Gun Turrets

The Maginot Line was one of the most advanced networks of fortifications in history.

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Author: Clayton Donnell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472820280

Category: History

Page: 48

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The Maginot Line was one of the most advanced networks of fortifications in history. Built in the aftermath of World War I, and stretching along the French eastern border from Belgium to Switzerland, it was designed to prevent German troops from ever setting foot on French soil again. Its primary defensive weapons were the gun turrets. Beginning development in the 1870s and improving on German designs, they were constructed out of steel wedges and could revolve and disappear from sight after firing, making them impervious to enemy bombardment. They were deadly accurate and created havoc on the German units that attacked the line during their invasion of France in 1940. This fully illustrated study will examine the technical details of the French artillery turrets. It will show the evolution of the design of the guns and turrets used in the French forts before and during World War I, then those built exclusively for the Maginot Line to give a comprehensive overview of the weapons designed to protect France from invasion.

The Defence of Sevastopol 1941 1942

Using documentary records and a range of personal accounts, Clayton Donnell reconstructs the events and experience of the campaign in vivid detail.

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Author: Clayton Donnell

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473879263

Category: History

Page: 256

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In December 1941, while America was reeling from the attack on Pearl Harbor and the offensives of the German Army Groups North and Centre were stalled in the mud and cold of the Russian winter, the German Eleventh Army encircled the vast fortress of Sevastopol in the Crimea, launching massive combined air, artillery and land attacks against the heavily defended positions. One of the most remarkable campaigns in the history of modern warfare had begun, and this is the subject of Clayton Donnells graphic and highly readable new study. Drawing on his expert knowledge of the history of modern fortifications, he describes the design and development of the Red Armys formidable base at Sevastopol. But he concentrates on the sequence of attacks mounted by the Wehrmacht on the strongpoints protecting the city. The forts and bunkers had to be taken one by one after devastating artillery and air attacks, the casualties on both sides were severe, and this brutal struggle went on for over six months. Using documentary records and a range of personal accounts, Clayton Donnell reconstructs the events and experience of the campaign in vivid detail.

The World Book Encyclopedia

The stately ever , remained unconquered , and to accomplish Manzoni Requiem
followed in 1874 , and then , what they did , the ... In 1893 , when the composer
was the forts of Verdun remained practically uneighty , he produced the
culminating work of damaged . ... In and summer of 1917 were spent in preparing
February , 1916 , a German army , commanded for the final battle , which
occurred in ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951D00380417P

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The World Book Encyclopedia

The ately ever , remained unconquered , and to accomplish Manzoni Requiem
followed in 1874 , and then , what they did , the Germans ... In 1893 , when the
composer was the forts of Verdun remained practically uneighty , he produced
the culminating work of damaged . ... In and summer of 1917 were spent in
preparing February , 1916 , a German army , commanded for the final battle ,
which occurred ...

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ISBN: CHI:103606830

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Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U S Military Academy at West Point N Y

At Fort Wayne , Mich . , October , 1906 , to May , 1909 ; in Philippines ,
commanding company ( except when Acting Judge ... 1916 ) May , 1917 ; ( at
Plattsburg , N. Y. , Instructor at Training Camps , MaySeptember , 1916 ) ; at Fort
Benjamin Harrison , Ind . ... 15 ; in St , Die Sector ( Vosges ) , to Oct. 15 ; in
Argonne - Meuse Offensive , near Verdun , Nov. ... 5 , 1874. ) Military History.
CAPTAIN , ARTILLERY CORPS , Aug. 1 , 1901 . At Fort Monroe , Va . , Artillery
Engineer , District of the ...

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Author: George Washington Cullum

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ISBN: UIUC:30112107056415

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Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U S Military Academy at West Point N Y from Its Establishment 1902 to 1890

At Fort Wayne , Mich . , October , 1906 , to May , 1909 ; in Philippines ,
commanding company ( except when Acting Judge ... 1916 ) May , 1917 ; ( at
Plattsburg , N. Y. , Instructor at Training Camps , MaySeptember , 1916 ) ; at Fort
Benjamin Harrison , Ind . ... 15 ; in St. Die Sector ( Vosges ) , to Oct. 15 ; in
Argonne - Meuse Offensive , near Verdun , Nov. ... 5 , 1874. ) Military History.
CAPTAIN , ARTILLERY CORPS , Aug. 1 , 1901 . At Fort Monroe , Va . , Artillery
Engineer , District of the ...

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Author: George Washington Cullum

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ISBN: PSU:000057379180

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The Iowa Press Association s Who s who in Iowa

... 1912-14 Ibr dir , Chokio Minn , 1914-17 & 1919-23 Dumont Minn , 1923-27
emp by mfg co , Fort Atkinson Wis , 1927-31 Richmond Wis ... World War enl
1917 US army , master signal electrician 34th inf , 7th div , 0 / S France , Feb
1918 to July 1919 Sant Mihial , Verdun ... SAWYER , PRINCE EDWIN : Surgeon ;
b Phillips , Me June 1 , 1874 ; 5 of Prince Albert Sawyer - Elvira Comfort Oaks ; ed
Phillips ...

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The Journal of Military History

... expedition (1862), 26/3: 108-1 19 • Frontier wars (US): Apache revolt of 1879,
18/2: 86- 88; Arapahoes (1870-1874), campaigns a- gainst, ... 19/3: 145-155;
Omdurman (1898), battle of, 19/3: 145-155; 54/4: 403-433 • Late nineteenth
century: Fort Garry (1870), attack on, ... 8/2: 109-122; 54/4: 403-433; Verdun (
1916), battle of, 8/2: 109-122; Ypres (1917), third battle of, 32/2: 62-75; 39/1: 22-
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Includes scholarly articles and book reviews on topics in military history.

The Children s Story of the War

You have now followed the outer defensive entrenchments of the great camp of
Verdun — a salient of , roughly , thirty - five miles from end to end . Between this
line ... The continuous black line on the map shows the outer position which had
been prepared in 1874 ... The forts were dismantled , and the guns in them were
moved out to carefully chosen positions , where they were cunningly concealed .

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Author: Edward Parrott

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ISBN: BML:37001103762204

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Aviation Week and Space Technology

B. 1917 . Academy . Professional : Research work in Aerodynamics ,
Professional : Ranching and Banking , July Professional : 2nd . Lieut .; 11th
Cavalry Fort since 1900 ; appointed by President Taft , mem1913 until law study ,
1915 ; export , Aug. ... TransWind tunnel ; Technical Editor , Aeronautics ; con-
1918 - Apr . 1918 ; French Esquadrille , Verdun Continental ... born , Assyria ,
Martin F. Scanlon Books Written : Observation Air Service TacMich . , May 7 ,
1874 ; son of Chauncey L.

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The National Atlas of Canada

Frederick (1758); Fort Howe (1778);*[Carleton (1783), Parr Town (1783)] St.
Joseph d'Alma ..Thompson's Pomt (1870); ... Cbte-des-Argoulets. RiviereSt-
Pierre (1874) Priest's Farm (1669); Notre-Damede-Gréce (1873); Cote-St-Antoine
(1879) .

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Author: Canada. Surveys and Mapping Branch. Geography Division

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ISBN: UOM:39076005209072

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