This is a 13 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - Key Battles of 1916 - Battle of Verdun. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
By 1915, the Western Front had become a stalemate as both sides engaged in trench warfare. Unable to achieve a decisive breakthrough, offensives simply resulted in heavy casualties with little gain. A fortress town on the Meuse River, Verdun protected the plains of Champagne and the approaches to Paris. Surrounded by rings of forts and batteries, Verdun's defenses had been weakened in 1915, as artillery was shifted to other sections of the line.
The Battle of Verdun was one of the longest and bloodiest battles of World War I. A brutal battle of attrition, Verdun cost the French an estimated 161,000 dead, 101,000 missing, and 216,000 wounded. German losses were approximately 142,000 killed and 187,000 wounded.
The Battle of Verdun has assumed an iconic place in French military history as symbol of the nation's determination to defend its soil at all costs.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Western Front
Fort Douaumont Lost
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation
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