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First Battle of Albert - 1914

September 25 – September 29, 1914

Albert, France – Western Front

Allies – France
Allies – Britain
Central Powers - Germany

The Battle of Albert was one of the ongoing battles fought in the Race to the Sea. The lack of a decisive victory at the Battle of the Aisne led the Allied and Central troops to move north in an attempt to outflank each other and gain access to enemy territory. The French Tenth Army under the command of General de Castelnau attacked the German troops at Albert on September 25, 1914. The German troops offered stiff resistance and the battle remained indecisive. The German Sixth Army moved north to Bapaume. Fighting went on until September 28 and succeeded in firmly etching the trench line along the way.

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