from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- A river of northern France rising in the Argonne Forest and flowing about 265 km (165 mi) northwest and west to the Oise River. Four major World War I battles were fought along its banks, including the final defeat of the Germans by French and American troops in September–October 1918.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- proper noun One of the
départementsof Picardie, France( INSEEcode 02)
- proper noun A river in the north of France, which flows into the
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The Aisne is a sluggish stream of some 170 feet in breadth, but, being
The weather was also fine on Sept. 22 with less wind, and it was one of the most uneventful days we have passed since we reached the Aisne, that is, uneventful for the British.
But the bridge on the Aisne was a menace; our safety demanded its fall: 15
But the bridge on the Aisne was a menace; our safety demanded its fall:
To be considered almost as a part of the advance upon the Aisne were the bombardments of Soissons and of Rheims, the former being a part of the first phase of the Aisne battles, the second belonging to the second phase.
The essential factor of the Aisne was the arrival of General von Zwehl and his guns.
Not in the days of the Marne, nor in the trying days of Ypres or the Aisne was the tension so terrible as it is now.
The Aisne is a sluggish stream of some 170 ft. in breadth, but, being
After he perceived that all the forces of the Belgae, which had been collected in one place, were approaching toward him, and learned from the scouts whom he had sent out, and [also] from the Remi, that they were then not far distant, he hastened to lead his army over the Aisne, which is on the borders of the Remi, and there pitched his camp.
During Ludendorff's Spring Offensive of 1918, he was defeated at Aisne (May 1918).