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Tag : Britain


The Armistice was signed in a railway carriage in the Compiegne Forest. It was not technically a surrender, but did mark the defeat of Germany. Germany troops would withdraw, prisoners would be exchanged and reparations were promised.

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1918-08-081918-11-11Hundred Days Offensive

The offensive forced the German armies to retreat beyond the Hindenburg Line and was followed by an armistice

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1918-08-081918-08-11Amiens (1918)

Allied forces advanced over seven miles on the first day, one of the greatest advances of the war, with Henry Rawlinson's British Fourth Army playing the decisive role

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1918-06-18Action of 18 June 1918

U-151 attacked and sunk the British merchant ship SS Dwinsk. The American warship SS Von Steuben came to her aide and engaged the Submarine with a depth charge barrage that forced the German boat to flee.

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1918-05-08Action of 8 May 1918

Initially, the engagement was thought to be inconclusive, but later on the allied warships were credited with sinking the German submarine

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Objectives for this offensive were 'wearing out the enemy' and 'securing the Belgian coast and connecting with the Dutch frontier'. The operation was cancelled prematurely when divisions were called away to support the Italian front.

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1917-05-141917-05-15The Strait of Otranto

This battle was the largest surface action in the Adriatic Sea during World War The Otranto Barrage was a fixed barrier, composed of lightly-armed drifters with anti-submarine nets coupled with minefields and supporte...

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As a result of artillery falling short in no mans land, the Irish Royal Munster Fusiliers suffered heavy casualties capturing defenses around Ginchy.

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Recorded in the Royal Sussex regimental history as 'The Day Sussex died' when they lost 17 officers and 349 men (including 12 sets of brothers, 3 from one family) in five hours of combat.

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The Sharif of Mecca, Hussein bin Ali, the leader of the Binu Hashim clan, started a revolt against the Ottoman Caliphate from this city. He then went on to besiege Medina.

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