The Worst Day
by R.J. Davin
The story is set in France, 1917, during the first World War. It is loosely based on the Battle of Verdun. It begins at the height of a battle in which the French troops are in headlong retreat after abandoning an important fortified position, the loss is due to the incompetence of the commanding officer.
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