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Tag: 100th anniversary of Verdun

  • Monday, May 30th 2016 - 07:48 UTC

    At the 100th anniversary of Verdun, Hollande and Merkel appeal to unity

    Hollande and Merkel said just as France and Germany had put aside their shared history to become close allies, EU must now pull together to deal current challenges. (Pic EPA)

    French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed on Sunday for Europe to unite to face its current challenges as they marked the 100th anniversary of Verdun, the longest battle of World War I. The 300 days of fighting in northeast France were one of the bloodiest battles of the war, claiming more than 300,000 lives before France emerged victorious.