Enemy attack on a line of a mile south-west of Morlancourt fails to recapture ground previously lost to Australians. French gain ground south of Hailles, Avre valley; 70 prisoners.
1918, Atlantic Ocean, Avre, Baghdad, France, Germany, Imperial German Navy, Iran, Iraq, Lesser Zab, Mosul, Ottoman Empire, Persia, Portugal, prisoners of war, Royal Navy, sinking, submarine, Suj Bulak, Turkey, Ushnu, weapons
West of the Avre Valley French defeat a German attack and take 100 prisoners. Further advance on the Baghdad-Mosul road; enemy driven over the Lesser Zab, 70 miles from Mosul; 30 more prisoners and two guns taken. Turks and Kurds announced across the Persian frontier, occupying Ushnu and Suj Bulak. New German submarine cruiser sunk by British Atlantic escort submarine off Cape St. Vincent.
1918, air raid, Avre, Belgium, Castel, Cote 82, Don, Donetz, Edmund Allenby, Es Salt, France, Germany, Hailles, Jisr-ed-Damieh, Jordan, Ottoman Empire, prisoners of war, Russia, Second action of Es Salt, Turkey, Zeebrugge
French attack between Hailles and Castel, and seize Hill 82 and a wood skirting the Avre; over 100 prisoners. Heavy bombs dropped on Zeebrugge lock gates. Germans enter Donetz region west of the Don. Turkish attempt on Allenby’s positions at Es Salt; they cross the Jordan at Jisr-ed-Damieh, but are repulsed with loss of 314 prisoners.
1918, Amiens, Avre, communications, France, German Empire, Germany, Great Britain, Hejaz, Lurio, Ma'an, Mozambique, Ottoman Empire, Portugal, Portuguese Empire, railway, Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, Turkey, Villers-Bretonneux
Fresh attacks in the Amiens sector on an eight-mile front from north of Villers-Bretonneux to the west bank of the Avre; British retire from Villers-Bretonneux; attacks in the Avre Valley fail. Arab forces occupy 53 miles of Hedjaz railway south of Maan. Germans in Mozambique forced to retire farther south to the Lurio River.
1918, Air Council, Alfred Milner, Allies, Amiens, Austen Chamberlain, Avre, Battle of Bethune, Battle of the Lys, Bonar Law, British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Bulgaria, Castel, David Henderson, France, Francis Bertie, Germany, Givenchy-les-la-Bassee, Great Britain, Greece, Lord Derby, Minister of War, prisoners of war, recruitment, Struma
Heavy German attacks on a front of 11 miles around Givenchy defeated; 200 prisoners. French attack in the Avre Valley, east of Amiens; 500 prisoners, and progress made as far as outskirts of Castel. Allies withdraw from captured villages on the Struma. Cabinet changes announced: Lord Milner becomes War Secretary; Lord Derby succeeding Lord Bertie as British Ambassador to France; Mr. Chamberlain joins the War Cabinet. Mr. Bonar Law announces resignation of Sir David Henderson as Vice-Chairman of the Air Council. Military Service Bill passed.
1918, Aleppo, Avre, Battle of Grivesnes, Battle of Moreuil Wood, France, Germany, Great Britain, Grivesnes, Hangard, Hebuterne, Iraq, Khan Baghdadi, Luce, Montdidier, Moreuil, Operation Michael, Ottoman Empire, prisoners of war, Syria, Turkey, United States of America, William Marshall
British take 70 prisoners near Hébuterne and 50 between the Avre and the Luce. French and British successes near Moreuil and Hangard; French retain Grivesnes, five miles north-west of Montdidier. Announced American battalions to be brigaded with French and British units so long as necessity exists. General Marshall announced advanced 134 miles from Khan Baghdadie, and now 250 miles from Aleppo.
1918, Allies, Avre, Battle of Moreuil Wood, Boiry, Boyelles, British Prime Minister, Demuin, Ferdinand Foch, First Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, France, Germany, Great Britain, King George V, Lloyd George, monarchy, Moreuil, Operation Michael, prisoners of war, Serre, Somme
Fighting north of the Somme in the Boiry-Boyelles district; Germans repulsed with great loss; near Serre British take 230 prisoners. Between the Somme and the Avre Germans take Demuin, in the Luce Valley, but lose it again. French retake Moreuil and 700 prisoners. Mr. Lloyd George announces General Foch‘s appointment to co-ordinate action of Allied Armies in France. The King returns from a visit to the front.
German progress between Albert and the Avre, 11 miles from Amiens; Mezières taken. British raid the Hedjaz Railway, and destroy several miles of track.
1917, Aisne, Avocourt, Avre, bombardment, Chaulnes, England, Eslamabad-e Gharb, France, Germany, Great Britain, Harunabad, Hindenburg Line, HMS Llewellyn, HMS Paragon, Imperial German Navy, Iran, Kent, Kermanshah, Mort Homme, Nesle, Noyon, Operation Alberich, Ottoman Empire, Peronne, Persia, prisoners of war, Ramsgate, Royal Navy, Russia, sinking, trenches, Turkey, Verdun
Fall of Péronne, Nesle, and Chaulnes to the British, who take over 60 villages in two days; French advance continues between the Avre and the Aisne on a front of 37½ miles; Noyon and many villages taken. German attack near Verdun on the Mort Homme-Avocourt front; some trenches and prisoners taken. Russians take Harunabad, 20 miles south-east of Kermanshah. German destroyer raid on Kent coast, Ramsgate shelled; British destroyer sunk by torpedo, and second destroyer damaged.