first battle of Ypres


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Noun1.first battle of Ypres - 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
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
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From this the First Battle of Ypres, a salient emerged - a bulge punching out from the British lines into the German positions, it could be attacked from three sides - to the east, the north and the south.
Also on This Day: 1781: Last battle of American War of Independence ended when Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown; 1845: Wagner's opera Tannhauser first performed in Dresden; 1914: First Battle of Ypres began; 1970: BP announced the first oil find in the North Sea; 1987: 'Black Monday' wiped out millions off world stock markets with Wall Street falling 22 per cent.
Later, when the German Army was pushed back, the battalion was transferred to Belgium and took part in the first Battle of Ypres.
Also on this day: 1845: Wagner's opera Tannhauser first performed in Dresden; 1951: Birth of French army officer Alfred Dreyfus; 1914: First Battle of Ypres began; 1937: Death of New Zealand-born physicist Ernest Rutherford, founder of modern atomic energy; 1944: Birth of Jamaican reggae musician Peter Tosh; 1970: BP announced the first oil find in the North Sea; 1987: 'Black Monday' wiped out millions off world stock markets with Wall Street falling 22 per cent; 1989: The 'Guildford Four' had their convictions quashed after serving 15 years for the IRA bombings.
Anniversaries: 1781: The American War of Independence ended when Lord Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown; 1845: Wagner's opera Tannhauser first performed in Dresden; 1951: Birth of french army officer Alfred Dreyfus; 1914: First Battle of Ypres began; 1937: Death of New Zealand-born physicist Ernest Rutherford, founder of modern atomic energy; 1944: Birth of Jamaican reggae musician Peter Tosh; 1970: BP announced the first oil find in the North Sea; 1987: 'Black Monday' wiped millions off world stock markets with Wall Street falling 22 per cent; The 'Guildford Four' had their convictions quashed after serving 15 years for the IRA bombings.
If we are quick to criticise Haig and his Army commanders for mistakes in 1916 and 1917, even forgetting that it was Haig who saved the British Empire at the first battle of Ypres, it is only fair to give proper credit for their successes in 1918.
One of the names listed is H Mole, my grandfather, who was killed during the First Battle of Ypres in 1914.
He was operated on at Northern General Hospital, Lincoln, adding to his catalogue of scars from Mons and the First Battle of Ypres.
An officer's sword presented to |Lieutenant Maurice Griffiths, a colliery official at New Broughton Colliery, for gallantry he had shown in the war against the Boers in South Africa, 1901 A clock weight from the former |Cloth Hall in Ieper, which was picked up by an RWF officer during a break in the shelling during the First Battle of Ypres, 1914.
He served with their 2nd Battalion in World War One, where he took part in the famous first Battle of Ypres and the Battle of the Somme.
In 1914, the First Battle of Ypres during World War I ended with an Allied victory against Germany.