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1916 Battle of Verdun, France begins....
Item # 679921
February 22, 1916
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 22, 1916
* Battle of Verdun, France beginning
* World War I - WWI
* German vs. French armies
The front page has a nice banner headline in red lettering: "GERMANS MAKE BIG GAINS" with subhead. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare as such.
Complete with 12 pages, 2 small library stamps within the masthead, generally very nice.
wikipedia notes: The Battle of Verdun was fought from 21 February to 18 December 1916 on the Western Front in France. The battle was the longest of the First World War and took place on the hills north of Verdun-sur-Meuse.
Category: The 20th Century