Presents the battle history which traces the history of Verdun from the Iron Age to the horrendous battle in 1916. This book is illustrated with contemporary maps, photographs and walking tours plans. It includes eyewitness accounts, the 'voices' of the soldiers themselves. It contains a guide to further reading and additional information.
William F. Buckingham was awarded his PhD on the establishment and initial development of a British airborne force. His other books include Arnhem 1944, D-Day: The First 72 Hours and Paras all published by Tempus. He lives near Glasgow.