Bois Des

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Battle Of Verdun - Prelude - February–April 1916
... shock troops had advanced 5 km (3.1 mi) capturing the Bois des Caures, at the edge of the village of Flabas, after two French battalions led by Colonel Émile Driant had held ... rifle in hand, fighting alongside the 56th and 59th Bataillon de chasseurs à pied ... French forces repulsed a German attack on the village of Bois de l'Herbebois ...

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