The Rationale for the Battle of Verdun, 1916

Erich von Falkenhayn. From General Headquarters, 1914-1916, and its Critical Decisions, 1920.

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This excerpt from Falkenhayn’s 1915 “Christmas letter” to the Kaiser outlines his strategy for the 1916 campaign. In order to force Britain to abandon the war, Falkenhayn argues for an attack on Verdun, to bleed and break the French army and morale.

Image of The Rationale for the Battle of Verdun, 1916

This excerpt from Falkenhayn’s 1915 “Christmas letter” to the Kaiser outlines his strategy for the 1916 campaign. In order to force Britain to abandon the war, Falkenhayn argues for an attack on Verdun, to bleed and break the French army and morale.

Image of The Rationale for the Battle of Verdun, 1916

This excerpt from Falkenhayn’s 1915 “Christmas letter” to the Kaiser outlines his strategy for the 1916 campaign. In order to force Britain to abandon the war, Falkenhayn argues for an attack on Verdun, to bleed and break the French army and morale.

Metadata Details
Item Type Book
Title The Rationale for the Battle of Verdun, 1916
Publication Title General Headquarters, 1914-1916, and its Critical Decisions
Creator Erich von Falkenhayn
Publication Date 1920
Call Number F 1031 .284
Location General Collections