second battle of Ypres

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n second 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
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Usage

In literature:

The second battle of Ypres had begun.
"Bullets & Billets" by Bruce Bairnsfather
There was a rumour which reached Mannering after the second battle of Ypres that he had been killed.
"Elizabeth's Campaign" by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
It was the second Battle of Ypres at the end of April last year which burnt them into the English mind.
"The War on All Fronts: England's Effort" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
It was the fourth day of the second battle of Ypres.
"S.O.S. Stand to!" by Reginald Grant
The Second Battle of Ypres was the making of what grew to be the Canadian Corps.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
Before the second battle of Ypres, when the division was in training, the Canadians did a good deal of route marching.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
This attack was the beginning of the second battle of Ypres.
"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman
The degree of efficiency to which these services have been brought was well demonstrated in the course of the second battle of Ypres.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
He was telling the story of the second battle of Ypres.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
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 V (of 12)"
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