Aisne


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Aisne

 (ān)
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.

Aisne

(eɪn; French ɛn)
n
1. (Placename) a department of NE France, in Picardy region. Capital: Laon. Pop: 535 326 (2003 est). Area: 7428 sq km (2897 sq miles)
2. (Placename) a river in N France, rising in the Argonne Forest and flowing northwest and west to the River Oise: scene of a major Allied offensive in 1918 which turned the tide finally against Germany in World War I. Length: 282 km (175 miles)

Aisne

(eɪn)

n.
a river in N France, flowing NW and W to the Oise. 175 mi. (280 km) long.
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Arriving at the Aisne, we found them strongly entrenched.
Within six weeks he had gone from the cinema to the Battle of Aisne.
On September 15th '14 we got to a ridge on the Aisne where our brave Captain Haggard practically held the ridge himself amidst bursting shells and rapid fire from guns and rifles "On September 15th '14 we got to a ridge on the Aisne where our brave Captain Haggard practically held the ridge himself amidst bursting shells and rapid fire from guns and rifles which were almost hitting our caps off.
The River Aisne lies in a sleepy valley 60 miles north east of Paris on that vast plain you normally speed through on your way to more distant climes.
Part of the British Expeditionary Force, he was severely wounded at the Aisne in September 1914.
The Battle of Aisne occurred in France between September 12 and 15, 1914.
The Battle of Aisne took place in France between September 12 and 15, 1914.
Not only does it offer plenty of attractions in its own right, it is also nestles in picturesque countryside on the banks of the River Aisne near the lovely village of Vic-sur-Aisne within easy reach of several world class sites and attractions.
Stanhope-born Peter Hart will be at the Durham Light Infantry Museum and Durham Art Gallery on Saturday, November 22, for a talk entitled Not Again: the German Attack On the Aisne, May 1918.
NEWS has reached Southport that Private George Mawdsley, of the 1st Scots Guards, died in a hospital in France a few hours after being wounded at the Battle of the Aisne.
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