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The Battle of Verdun, fought between the German and French troops, was one of the major battles during the First World War. It lasted from 21 February to 18 December 1916, on hilly terrain north of the city of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France.
According to contemporary estimates, Verdun resulted in 714,321 casualties, 377,231 on the French side and 337,000 on the German one. It was the longest and one of the most devastating battles in the First World War and the history of warfare.
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