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Offline Dr. Davis

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May 29th, 1916 Battle of Verdun
« on: May 29, 2016, 01:50:19 AM »
On the eve of the US Memorial Day, the French and Germans are also remembering the Battle of Verdun, 100 years ago.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36407564
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Re: May 29th, 1916 Battle of Verdun
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2016, 03:53:58 AM »
So many lives lost.

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Re: May 29th, 1916 Battle of Verdun
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2016, 08:33:58 AM »
These days, if a relative handful men fall in battle there's invariably public outcry and expressions of national grief...and sometimes calls for public enquiries even. Back then the fallen could literally be counted in hundreds of thousands...and that was just one battle of many!! How times have changed.
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Re: May 29th, 1916 Battle of Verdun
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2016, 05:44:59 AM »
These days, if a relative handful men fall in battle there's invariably public outcry and expressions of national grief...and sometimes calls for public enquiries even. Back then the fallen could literally be counted in hundreds of thousands...and that was just one battle of many!! How times have changed.

how true. like uncle charlie, at ypres in may 1916.
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