Month: February 2019

Battle of the Ardennes, 1914

BATTLE OF THE ARDENNES – WWI 21–23 August 1914 SUMMARY The Battle of the Ardennes was one of the battles that comprised the Battle of the Frontiers during the first month of WWI.  The battle was by accident as the French 3rd and 4th Armies unexpectantly met the German 4th and 5th Armies in the […]

Battle of the Somme, 1916

BATTLE OF THE SOMME – WWI 1 July – 18 November 1916 SUMMARY The largest battle of WWI, and also the bloodiest with 1 million casualties, the Battle of the Somme was fought in 3 phases over 4 months.  The battle was part of the British offensive to push through the German lines along a […]

Battle of Belleau Wood, 1918

BATTLE OF BELLEAU WOOD – WWI 1–26 June 1918 SUMMARY The first large-scale American battle of WWI was the Battle of Belleau Wood.  Two U.S. Army Divisions, a Marine Brigade, along with French and British troops, went on the offensive and repelled elements from 5 German Divisions from their defensive positions in the French woods […]

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