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A photo taken circa 1917-1918 shows a World War I battlefield near Verdun, France, showing holes made by bombs filled with water. (AP)MoreCloseclosemore
A photo taken circa 1917-1918 shows a World War I battlefield near Verdun, France, showing holes made by bombs filled with water. (AP)

Nearly a century ago this winter, the ground in Northeastern France began to shake. Artillery fire began the battle of Verdun, which only ended ten months later. 160,000 Frenchmen died. 140,000 Germans did as well. We take a look at this epic confrontation and its legacy.

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Paul Jankowski, professor of history at Brandeis University and author of Verdun: The Longest Battle of the Great War.

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This segment aired on March 10, 2014.

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