TIL The Douamont Ossuary has the bones of over 100,000 unidentified soldiers who died at Verdun. The total combined casualties of the battle amounted to 750,000 with 300,000 being KIA by whatilearned March 21, 2021, 2:09 am Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douaumont_Ossuary What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote amountedbattlebonescasualtiescombineddiedDouamontKIAOssuarysoldiersTILToday I learnedtotalunidentifiedVerdun See more Previous article You can hang out with a fictional character for a day. Who will you pick and what are you going to do together? Next article TIL James Doohan from Star Trek received a suicide note from a fan. He told her he wanted to see her at his next con. She began to visit him multiple cons before he lost contact with her. 8 years later he got a letter of thanks from her and saying she now had a masters in electrical engineering. 5 Comments Leave a Reply For comparison the total number of deaths in the Syrian Civil War are between 388,650 and about 594,000. And that’s from the entirety of a fairly major war, one that’s lasted a full decade. Log in to Reply Only thing worse than dying in war would be to end up in and unmarked grave. I’d never read of the Battle of Verdun until today! That was savage! Log in to Reply That battle was called the meat grinder by french soldiers. And I think it that name sums it up pretty well. Log in to Reply Joffre was fired when the French high command learned he pulled the huge cannons out of the fort system in eastern France. Ironically if he kept them there it would have meant even more deaths. It’s also important to note that the Germans nearly won that battle. They were literally at the gates of verdun. So many young men died during those several months of fighting but the French proved superior thanks to Petains unique problem solving and the road of life supplying the front with rotating men Log in to Reply I was KIA in Nam Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.