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First Battle of Arras - 1914

Arras, France – Western Front

Allies – France
Allies – Britain
Central Powers - Germany

The First Battle of Arras shortly followed the First Battle of Albert in an Allied attempt to outflank the Germans in the Race to the Sea. The French Army took the northwest route to gain ground and enter enemy territory. The German Sixth Army under the command of Crown Prince Rupprecht was moving along the Arras–Lens line and faced an attack from the French Tenth Army commanded by General Louis Maud’huy. The Germans counterattacked at Douai where the German Sixth Army was reinforced by the German First and Seventh Armies. The French withdrew and held on to Arras while they lost Lens to the Central troops. The battle ended on October 4, 1914, with the Germans moving farther north. This further led to the First Battle of Ypres and the Battle of the Yser.

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Battle of Tannenberg – 1914Battles of Gaza - 1917
Battle of Heligoland Bight - 1914Second Battle of Aisne - 1917
First Battle of Marne – 1914Second Battle of Arras - 1917
First Battle of the Masurian Lakes – 1914Battle of Messines – 1917
First Battle of Aisne – 1914Battle of Passchendaele - 1917
First Battle of Arras - 1914Battle of Caporetto - 1917
First Battle of Arras – 1914Battle of Cambrai - 1917
First Battle of Ypres – 1914German Spring Offensive - 1918
Gallipoli Campaign – 1915Hundred Days Offensive - 1918
Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes – 1915Battle of Mons - 1914
Battles of Isonzo – 1915Second Battle of Somme - 1918
Loos-Artois Offensive - 1915Second Battle of Marne - 1918
Battle of Verdun - 1916Battle of St Mihiel - 1918
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First Battle of Somme - 1916Battle of Vittori Veneto - 1918

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