The Fortifications of Verdun 1874-1917

The Fortifications of Verdun 1874-1917

by Clayton Donnell, Brian Delf
     
 

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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.

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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.

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"Certainly one of the best books in English on the Verdun fortifications... This is one of those books in the series that can be listed as a “must have” for the fortification enthusiast." - J.E. Kaufmann, SITEO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782002093
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
08/20/2012
Series:
Fortress , #103
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
File size:
29 MB
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Meet the Author

Clayton Donnell has had a life-long fascination with European fortifications. He spent his early years living in Switzerland and Belgium, and often visited the sites of the forts. Over the years he has travelled extensively in France and Belgium, studying the Brialmont forts of Belgium, the German fortifications of Metz and the French Sere de Rivieres and Maginot Lines. He is co-author of Modern European Military Fortifications, 1870–1950: A Selective Annotated Bibliography (Praeger, 2004), and has written two previous titles in the Osprey Fortress series: The Forts of the Meuse in World War I and The German Fortress of Metz 1870–1944. Clayton is retired from the US Military and lives in Pennsylvania.

Brian Delf began his career working in a London art studio producing artwork for advertising and commercial publications. Since 1972 he has worked as a freelance illustrator on a variety of subjects including natural history, architecture and technical cutaways. His illustrations have been published in over 30 countries. Brian lives and works in Oxfordshire.

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