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The date : 15th October to 22nd November of 1914.

It could also be known as the first battle of

The town had been the centre of battles before due to its strategic position. But
the sheer devastation of the town and the surrounding countryside seems to
perfectly summarise…

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The flood encompassed the final ten miles of trenches in the far north, and
which later proved a hindrance to the movement of allied troops and

During the attack British riflemen held their positions, suffering heavy
casualties, as did French forces guarding the north of the town.
The second…


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