The Price of Glory: Verdun, 1916 (Penguin history)

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An account of the German assault on the French fortress, the aim of which was not so much to defeat the enemy as to bleed him to death. The price was 700,000 dead on a 15 mile front. The author also wrote "The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune 1870-71" and "A Savage War of Peace".

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One of Britain's greatest historians, Sir Alistair Horne, CBE, is the author of several famous books on French history as well as a two-volume life of Harold Macmillan.

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