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Tag : France


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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1918-05-271918-06-06Third the Aisne

This was part of a series of summer offensives designed by the Germans to capture the Chemin des Dames Ridge before American reinforcements could arrive in force. German troops made initial gains, but their advance was halted.

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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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1915-06-04Third Krithia

The previous failures in the first and second battles resulted in a less ambitious plan being developed for the attack, but the outcome was another costly failure for the Allies.

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1915-05-061915-05-08Second Krithia

The village of Krithia and neighbouring hill of Achi Baba had to be captured in order for the British to advance up the Gallipoli peninsula to the forts that controlled passage of the Dardanelles straits

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1915-04-28First Krithia

Starting at Helles on 28 April, three days after the initial landings, the attack broke down due to poor leadership and planning, lack of communications and exhaustion and demoralisation of the troops

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1915-02-191916-01-09Navy in the Dardanelles

The Dardanelles Campaign began as a purely naval operation. When naval attempts to force the straights failed, plans for a land invasion of the Gallipoli peninsula were made, with a heavy naval contingent.

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