battle of the Aisne

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Noun1.battle of the Aisne - a battle in World War I (May 1918); the Germans tried to attack before the American numbers were too great to defeat; the tactical success of the Germans proved to be a strategic failure
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
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
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Author Paul Kendall, who has written about L/Cpl Fuller's part in the conflict, said his act of heroism happened during The Battle of Aisne - a turning point which brought about the beginning of the conflict's gruelling trench warfare.
1914: German troops beat the French at the Battle of Aisne during WW1.