How many soldiers were in the Battle of Verdun?


How many soldiers were in the Battle of Verdun?

Battle of Verdun, February-December, 1916:

The Battle of Verdun was a battle during World War I that lasted nearly a year. The German commander, General Falkenhayn, planned to threaten a key point of the Allied lines at Verdun, thus baiting the Allies to commit to costly counter-attacks against fortified German positions. It was Falkenhayn's hope that such counter-attacks would bleed the Allies dry of men, resulting in a victory of attrition and ending the war.

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Over the course of the battle, 50 Allied divisions and 75 German divisions were thrown into the fray. Each division was equal to roughly 10,000 men;...

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