This Week in Roosevelt History: August 1-7 August 1, 2010May 29, 2015 by fdrlibrary, posted in This Week in Roosevelt History August 6, 1918: FDR finds himself under fire on the Verdun front with General de Haye. FDR at La Citadelle in Verdun, France. August 6, 1918 FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 47-96:4802(83). Excerpt from FDR's 1918 Diary.