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Battle Honours - The GREAT WAR


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BATTLE

SYNOPSIS

MAJOR HONOUR?

Mons 1914Mons, capital of Hainaut province southwest Belgium, site of first battle between British and Germans - ended in British retreat.Yes
Le Cateau 191426th August, the British stood firm under a sustained 6 hours of incessant bombardment from German aeroplanes and heavy artilleryYes
Retreat from Mons 1914  
Marne 1914, 18September 5-9 1914, first battle of Marne by French-British against Germans under General von Moltke was a turning point in the war. French 6th Army under General Michel-Joseph Maunoury and British, halted the German advance on Paris. The Germans retreated and both sides dug-in to endure four years of stalemate.Yes
Aisne 1914  
La Bassee 1914  
Messines 1914, 18  
Armentieres 1914  
Ypres 1915, 17, 18Located in Belgian province of West Flanders was site of three major battles. British and US soldiers pronounced it "Wipers".
1. October 31 to November 22, 1914 - British captured the town from the Germans.
2. April 22 to May 25, 1915 - Germans used poison gas for the first time on the Western Front and captured high ground east of the town.
3. July 21 to November 6, 1916; (also known as Battle of Passchendaele) the British recaptured the ridge with heavy loss of lives.
Yes
Gravenstafel  
St Julien  
Frezenberg  
Bellewaarde  
Festubert 1915  
Loos  
Somme 1916, 18  
Albert 1916, 18  
Bazentin  
Delville Wood  
Pozieres  
Flers-Courcelette  
Morval  
Le Transloy  
Ancre Heights  
Ancre 1916  
Arras 1917,18April 9 - May 5, commanded by Nivelle, attacked Germans on a 15 mile front along to Vimy Ridge. Became a fiasco, mutiny in 16 Army Corps spread and Nivelle was replaced by Petain.Yes
Scarpe 1917, 18  
Arleux  
Pilckem  
Menin Road  
Polygon Wood  
Broodseinde  
Poelcappelle  
Passchendaele 1917  
Cambrai 1917,18Nov 20-Dec 3, northern France, British surprise attack on 6 mile front repelled by Germans, first successful use of 381 tanks by British, 7500 German prisoners and 20 guns captured.Yes
St Quentin   
Bapaume 1918  
Rosieres  
Lys  
Estaires  
Hazebrouck  
Bailleul  
Kemmel  
Bethune   
Soissonnais-Ourcq  
Tardenois  
Amiens  
Hindenburg Line  
Epehy  
Canal du Nord  
St Quentin Canal  
Beaurevoir  
Courtrai  
Selle  
Sambre  
France and Flanders 1914-18  
Italy 1917-18  
Struma  
Doiran 1917, 18 Yes
Macedonia 1915-18  
Gallipoli 1915-16  
Rumani  
Egypt 1916  
Gaza 1916Palestine, held by Turkish and German forces under General Friedrich Kressenstein with 18,000 men. British forces under General Dobell. In first battle the British secured land to the rear of the town, but Turkish counter-attack drove them back. 31 October, British attack commanded by General Allenby took town of Beersheba on the south-west of Gaza. 6th November moved against the defenses around Gaza and overran them. November 7 battle ends - British forces capture Gaza from the Ottoman Empire.Yes
El Mughar  
Nebi Samwil  
Jaffa  
Palestine 1917-18  


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