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- noun battle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines of the others
- noun battle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient
- noun battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery
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The tunnels were buried under up to ten feet of rubble when Nieuwpoort, the site of the third Battle of Ypres, was leveled and rebuilt after the war.
The second Battle of Ypres, coupled with the miscarriage of the Franco-British offensive about La Bassée, indicated that the enemy was formidable on the Western Front.
Enemy cavalry driven back by, 204; operations in the Battle of Ypres, 227, 232.
G.O.C. 22nd Infantry Brigade, 29; in the Battle of Ypres, 272.
Mont Kemmel as observation point, 148, 243; the Battle of Ypres, viewed from, by French, 237 _sqq.
Composition and Commander, 196; command taken over by Willcocks, 240; in the Battle of Ypres, 284;
Immortal stand on, of the British cavalry, 204, 238, 262; the crisis of the third phase of the Battle of Ypres, 277.
The 21st marked the end of the Battle of Ypres, and I had the satisfaction of seeing our troops completely evacuate the Ypres salient.
"First Seven Divisions, The," at the Battle of Ypres, 237-8.
In my first dispatch reporting the details of the Battle of Ypres, I think it was described as "The Battle of Ypres-Armentières," and, strictly speaking, that really would have been more correct.
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