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A History of Europe, Key Battles

74.14 Battles of Verdun and The Somme 1916

Europe entered the year 1916 exhausted by one and a half years of conflict of a scale hitherto unimaginable, with profound effects on citizens at home, as well as those on the front line.

The most intensive battles on the western front in 1916 are at Verdun and the Somme, with extraordinary numbers of casualties.

Meanwhile, on the eastern front the Russians launch a major attack, the Brusilov offensive.

Romania declared war on Austro-Hungary on 27 August 1916 and promptly invaded Transylvannia. 


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