battle of Ypres

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
    • n battle of Ypres battle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient
    • n battle of Ypres battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery
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Usage

In literature:

I fix the close of the first phase of the Battle of Ypres as the night of October 26th.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
And I passed along the same winding way during the second battle of Ypres.
"Mud and Khaki" by Vernon Bartlett
I was not far from Ypres and the line of the Yser during the first battle for the Channel ports.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
My story starts with my capture at the third battle of Ypres.
"World's War Events, Vol. II" by Various
The list of honors for the second battle of Ypres was out and my name had been omitted.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
At the time of the battles of Ypres, 1914, observers of No.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
What is called the second battle of Ypres began with a bombardment of the little city on April 20, 1915.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
Between two and three o'clock there occurred the most desperate fighting seen in the battle of Ypres.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
Left of us was the salient, studded with broken villages that became household names during the two epic Battles of Ypres.
"Cavalry of the Clouds" by Alan Bott
The chief battle, that of Ypres-Armentieres, lasted from October 17th to November 15th, 1914.
"The Irish at the Front" by Michael MacDonagh
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