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What is the longest battle ever fought?

Asked by A. Daniels, Last updated: Feb 23, 2020

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K. Galatia

K. Galatia

Answered Jan 02, 2020

The Battle of Verdun that occurred during World War I is considered to be the longest battle that has occurred. This started on February 21, 1916, and ended on December 15, 1916. It may not seem like a long time, especially since it did not last for years, but it is still very long, especially when compared to the other battles that have occurred during the modern times.

The main goal of this battle is to ensure that Germany will be able to fight the French army before they grow bigger in number. The German Chief of the General Staff decided that they need to choose a popular target, and they have decided on the French front so that the battle will become significant. In the end, the plan of the German Chief has failed.

 

M. Delilah

M. Delilah

Answered Dec 20, 2019

The Battle of Verdun The Battle of Verdun holds the title as the longest battle ever fought. The battle was fought from 21 February to 18 December 1916. The Battle of the Verdun is the longest battle fought during the First World War. The battle was initially planned by Erich von Falkenhayn, who was the German Chief of General Staff at the time.

The aim was to secure victory for Germany on the Western Front. This historic battle took place on the hills north of Verdun-sur-Meuse in north-eastern France. The battle lasted a total of 303 days, The French lost 377,000 men, and the Germans had lost 330,000 men by the end of the battle. The battle ended with the Germans returning to their original position. MERKAVA, Israel - $5 Million

 

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