This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
21 February 1916
The Battle of Verdun was fought on the Western Front between German and French armies. Lasting 303 days, the battle was one of the most costly in human history with an estimated 755,000 – 976,000 casualties. Much of the 100 sq.km battlefield is now forest but the picture (right) still bears the marks of shell impacts. Troops on both sides considered Verdun “Hell”.