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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northern France northwest of Paris. An ancient Roman town, Soissons was long the scene of conflict, including Clovis I's defeat of the Roman legions (A.D. 486) and heavy bombardment during World Wars I and II. Population: 28,600.

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  • n. a battle in World War I (May 1918); the Germans tried to attack before the American numbers were too great to defeat; the tactical success of the Germans proved to be a strategic failure

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