1918, Aisne, Allies, Battle of Cantigny, Belgium, Cantigny, Dickebusch Lake, France, German Empire, Germany, Great Britain, Lurio, Montdidier, Mozambique, Portugal, Portuguese East Africa, Portuguese Empire, prisoners of war, St Thierry, Third Battle of the Aisne, trenches, United States of America, Vesle, Vregny, Ypres
Great battle continues on plateaux between the Aisne and the Vesle; Germans force the passage of the Vesle, 12 miles from their old line; Allies hold on the wings at the Vregny plateau and at the heights of St. Thierry; 15,000 prisoners claimed by enemy. Allies restore position south of Ypres, retaking trenches lost east of Dickebusch Lake. Americans take the German salient at Cantigny, north-west of Montdidier, with 170 prisoners. War Office announces German troops in Mozambique driven south towards the Lurio River.
1918, Aisne, Belgium, Bermericourt, Berry-au-Bac, casualties, Chemin-des-Dames, Craonnelle, Dickebusch Lake, Flanders, France, Germany, Great Britain, Locre, Loker, Paris, Pont-Arcy, Reims, Soissons, Third Battle of the Aisne, Vailly, Vesle, Voormezeele, weapons, Ypres
Great German attack by 25 divisions on the Aisne front between Soissons and Reims; along the Chemin des Dames front held by the French enemy press forward regardless of losses towards the Aisne valley and reach Pont Arcy, five miles from their original line; on the right a British front of 15 miles between Craonnelle and Berméricourt attacked; the British right holds, but the left is pressed back to the second line; the Chemin des Dames lost and enemy later cross the Aisne on an 18-mile front between Vailly and Berry-au-Bac and advance towards the Vesle. A smaller attack launched between Locre and Voormezeele, south of Ypres, repulsed by the French, the Germans retaining their gains only near Dickebusch Lake; long-range guns again start bombarding Paris.