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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Brother-in-law Private Peter Symons, of the 1st Battalion, Cameron Highlanders, was killed in the battle of the Aisne in 1914.
ROSS TOLLERTON Private May 6, 1890 - May 7, 1931 Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders Battle of the Aisne, France, September 14, 1914
The Ist Durhams weren't at Mons, as they gentleman assumed; they were in Britain on guard duty until the Battle of the Aisne, much later.
In 1914, the First Battle of the Aisne during World War I ended inconclusively.