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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In 1914, the First Battle of Ypres during World War I ended with an Allied victory against Germany.
Belgium commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Yser and the First Battle of Ypres, with ceremonies attended by numerous heads of state and government.
Pte Luke Kearney, of the Northumberland Fusiliers, was killed on November 9, 1914, during the First Battle of Ypres, also called the First Battle of Flanders.
A three panel page follows skilfully using chiaroscuro and clever shading and providing historical facts about the First Battle of Ypres.
It was one of the first territorial battalions to be sent to France, in November 1914, taking part in the First Battle of Ypres, and at the Battle of Hooge in June 1915 which was a bloody action which saw only two officers (of 23) and 140 other ranks - out of 519 - left unhurt.
Murdoch said: "The position that's been selected was known as Black Watch Corner and was where the First Battle of Ypres was fought.
Ben took part in the first Battle of Ypres in October 1914 and the Second Battle of Ypres in May 1915 - when a close pal died in his arms.
First Shots and the Battle of Mons 100 years visits the battlefields where British troops first went to war, and the First Battle of Ypres Centenary goes to the site, above, of the longest and most costly British battle in 1914.
This action brought to an end the First Battle of Ypres and their heroic stand stopped the German advance to the coast.
The First Battle of Ypres, in which they died, was a ferocious conflict as the Germans tried to break through British lines to reach the coast of Belgium.
Some had fled during the First Battle of Ypres the preceding autumn, but most remained.