The Great War: 1916 - Stalemate
In February the Germans began their assault on the forts at Verdun in a battle of attrition that would last until December. In the East the Russians launched an offensive to try and relief the pressure on the French. Although the Russians ultimately failed to make any gains it did draw German divisions away from the Western Front.
World War I
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