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Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:10 pm

A friend of a friend had posted this. If you want to learn something about Verdun you'll love it. Not to mention it will get you excited to play some War War I.

Verdun: The Nightmare

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Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:58 pm

Good find. There was also a German(-French?) documentary about Verdun following the
crew at Ft Vaux and a couple French and German soldiers (pro and anti war on both sides) based on their correspondence in a number of acted out scenes.
The brutality and inhumanity of war stood in great contrast to what I had heard and read about as a youth.
- Reinhold Spengler, war volunteer 1st Bavarian Infanterie Regmnt., 1916

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Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:20 pm

I forgot to mention how sad these documentaries are to watch. The human carnage is unimaginable. I have relatives that fought on both the east and west front in WWI. I'll never be able to image what they and the young men/women went through during those horrible years of war.

Here's another one to watch:

Ypres: The Gas Inferno

** be warned, don't watch if you have a weak stomach.

** were lucky for most of us our only experience with war will be on the electronic battlefield. But, we should keep a place in our heart for the men/women that weren't so lucky.

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