"French soldier shot dead at verdun. He's wearing the minimum gear for an assault. The canteen aside show dead men were checked for wine, water, food and ammunition. Supplies on the French side were so bad at Verdun, soldiers really had to look for themselves. From the rare accounts of my grand grandad at Verdun, the worst thing in the cote 304 sector wasn't violent combat, but the constant thirst men were exposed to."