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Timeline: 1916

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01/21-12/18: Siege of Verdun, the longest battle of the Great War, and bloodiest battle in history. French casualties: 542,000, German: 434,000.
05/31: Battle of Jutland. British and German fleets clash. Though losses are great on both side, the German fleet is severely weakened.
07/01-11/13: Battle of the Somme. Total British casualties: 420,000, French: 200,000, German: 450,000. Around this time, Allied airships reigned supreme, despite the menacing presence of the German Zeppelins.


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