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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After the long, dank deadly winter when Tommies froze and shivered in their box trenches scarring the damp polder under the noses of German gunners whose infantry comrades had wrested the ridge of high ground from Gheluvelt to Passchendaele from them last autumn, the bitter and bloody attrition of 1st Battle of Ypres.
Reported missing, presumed killed, at the 1st Battle of Ypres, 29.10.1914.