Hollande and Merkel mark centenary of Battle of Verdun
WWI was a shock to the moral fiber of all enmeshed. No war so brutally combined the modern industrial war machine with the naiveté of war leaders brought up fighting colonial and other romantic battles.
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"The battle in northeast France was the longest of World War I, lasting 300 days, and claimed more than 300,000 lives before France emerged victorious.
"The name Verdun is a symbol of the unimaginable atrocity and the absurdity of war, but also of Franco-German reconciliation," Merkel said in the speech at Verdun's town hall, a first for a German leader."
Europe and war are synonyms. One must add America to break this bond.
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