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Tag : Germany


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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1918-05-271918-06-06Third 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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1918-05-21Christabel attacks UC-56

Although the American ship did not actually sink the German vessel, Christabel was still responsible for protecting her convoy and inflicting serious damage on an enemy submarine which resulted in internment and possible scuttling.

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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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1917-05-04Action of 4 May 1917

The action took place between the German Zeppelin LZ92 and the Australian light cruiser, HMAS Sydney.

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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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