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of Verdun, the longest battle of the Great War, and bloodiest
battle in history. French casualties: 542,000, German:
of Jutland. British and German fleets clash. Though losses
are great on both side, the German fleet is severely weakened.
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