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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He was captured at the First Battle of Ypres in October, 1914, and with others sent to Germany in a cattle truck.
His 162-page diary documents his battalion's engagement at Neuve Chapelle and in the First Battle of Ypres.
By the time Indian soldiers were positioned to reinforce Allied lines in the First Battle of Ypres in late October 1914, they were sorely needed.
OCTOBER 19, 1914 First battle of Ypres begins as Allied and German troops attempt to reach sea ports in Belgium.
In 1914, the First Battle of Ypres during World War I ended with an Allied victory against Germany.
A three panel page follows skilfully using chiaroscuro and clever shading and providing historical facts about the First Battle of Ypres. This acts as a portal to the second story.
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.