first battle of Ypres

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Usage

In literature:

He had fought in the first Battle of Ypres in 1914 and had remained in France until wounded in 1917.
"The Story of the "9th King's" in France" by Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
FIRST BATTLE OF YPRES.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
Later on I shall have something to say about the prolonged encounter which is historically known as the 'first battle of Ypres.
"With The Immortal Seventh Division" by E. J. Kennedy and the Lord Bishop of Winchester
In due time the battalion went to France, and like all others in the first division, took part in the second battle of Ypres.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
It starts with the beginning of the siege of Antwerp on Sept. 28 and ends with the first battle of Ypres on Oct. 27.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
Here had been the headquarters of Sir John French and Sir Douglas Haig at the first battle of Ypres.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"
North Somerset Yeomanry (attached to the Brigade before the end of First Battle of Ypres).
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
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
During the battle of Ypres one naval aeroplane was working for the First Army Corps.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Here had been the headquarters of Sir John French and Sir Douglas Haig at the first battle of Ypres.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
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