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 (1914-1918) WWI Battles
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anemone
DONCASTER S. YORKS, UK
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The Aisne-Marne Offensive-18 July-6 Aug. 1918-Foch fights back
Posted on: 9/18/2017 7:08:51 AM
The Aisne-Marne offensive marked a key turning point in the fighting of 1918.

It ended the series of German victories that had begun on the Somme in March 1918 and opened the way for the great Allied offensive that would start at Amiens on 8 August.

Ludendorff’s great gamble to end the war before the full strength of the American army could be deployed had failed
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Jim
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anemone
DONCASTER S. YORKS, UK
Posts: 6103
Re: The Aisne-Marne Offensive-18 July-6 Aug. 1918-Foch fights back
Posted on: 9/19/2017 3:46:45 AM
One positive result of the earlier German successes had been the appointment of Ferdinand Foch as overall Commander in Chief on the Western Front.

Even before the German offensive on the Marne he had been planning a massive counterattack in the area. This was to involve four French armies attacking all around the salient created during the Third Battle of the Aisne.

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Jim
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