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The Battle of the Lys (Operation Georgette)…. Posted in r/worldwar1pics by u/crazydarklord • 8 points and 0 comments By day’s end, the Germans had succeeded in gaining a crossing of the River Lys and were well on their way to the railway junctions at Hazebrouck. To read this ebook on a mobile device (phone or tablet) you'll need to install one of these free apps: To download and read this eBook on a PC or Mac: The publisher has set limits on how much of this ebook you may print or copy. Gradually, fresher British and French reserves arrived and held their ground. You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. By day’s end, the Germans had succeeded in gaining a crossing of the River Lys and were well on their way to the railway junctions at Hazebrouck. On 12 October III corps was ordered to advance to the river Lys from St. Omer, where it had arrived on 10 October. This website requires cookies to provide all of its features. Martin J.B. Farebrother, Joan S. Farebrother. Battlefield Guidebooks The German offensive in Flanders in April 1918 came close to catastrophe for the British Armies, but ultimately ended in strategic defeat for the Kaiser’s men. With disappointing results, mounting casualties and a diminishing return for their efforts, the Germans paused to regroup. A Machine Gun Corps post in a barn near Haverskerque, 1 May 1918. Next day, they extended the attacked front northwards and advanced to the very gates of Ypres, forcing a British retirement from the bloodily won advances during the Third Battle of Ypres. They faced tired British formations that had just been relieved from the…. With disappointing results, mounting casualties and a diminishing return for their efforts, the Germans paused to regroup. There are no reviews for this book. After you've bought this ebook, you can choose to download either the PDF version or the ePub, or both. Chris Baker is a former chairman of the Western Front Association, author of the website the Long, Long Trail and founder of the Great War Forum. He is a member and honorary research fellow of the University of Birmingham’s Centre for First World War Studies and was awarded the MA in British First World War Studies in 2007. Log In You must be logged into Bookshare to access this title. Messines Ridge, captured so spectacularly by the British in June 1917, was soon in German hands and fighting inched towards Mont Kemmel, which dominated the Ypres front. By day’s end, the Germans had succeeded in gaining a crossing of the River Lys and were well on their way to the railway junctions at Hazebrouck. If you’re using a PC or Mac you can read this ebook online in a web browser, without downloading anything or installing software. Late in the month they unleashed a rapid, unstoppable attack that captured Kemmel from the French forces that had been rushed north to reinforce the threatened line and which had been holding the summit: one of the finest military feats of the Great War.Behind the scenes, however, the Germans were already calling off a continuation of the offensive and so, by a seeming miracle, the bastion that was Ypres remained in British hands.What the British call ‘The ‘Battle of the Lys 1918’ is a fascinating yet curiously neglected period of military history. The British Empire won the Battle of Messines. Customers who bought this title also bought... click here for international delivery rates, The Battle of the Lys 1918: South Objective Hazebrouck. It was also the largest clash of tanks in armoured warfare history at the time. To accept cookies from this site, please click the Allow Cookies button below. Behind the scenes, however, the Germans were already calling off a continuation of the offensive and so, by a seeming miracle, the bastion that was Ypres remained in British hands. Following close on the heels of the devastating ‘Operation Michael’ attack in March, which had been aimed against the British front on the Somme and Arras, this offensive, ‘Operation Georgette’, was aimed at strangling the vital railways and roads that supplied the British at Ypres and threatening the vital logistics links with the Channel Ports. For more information on what data is contained in the cookies, please see our Cookie Policy. What the British call ‘The ‘Battle of the Lys 1918’ is a fascinating yet curiously neglected period of military history. Posted on 11/12/2017 by I died in hell – They called it Passchendaele Posted in british army, great war, Kaiserschlacht, machine gun corps, military history, spring offensives, Western Front, world war 1, ww1, wwi. By day’s end, the Germans had succeeded in gaining a crossing of the River Lys and were well on their way to the railway junctions at Hazebrouck. The Journal of the Western Front Association. Next day, they extended the attacked front northwards and advanced to the very gates of Ypres, forcing a British retirement from the bloodily won advances during the Third Battle of Ypres. Battle of Messines From a mixture of craters and explosives, tons and tons of land was lost due to over 200 foot diameter circles in the ground One unusual thing that happened during this war was that 19 mines were set off just before the infantry attack. Next day, they extended the attacked front northwards and advanced to the very gates of Ypres, forcing a British retirement from the bloodily won advances during the Third Battle of Ypres. 1918 He has written a number of articles on the Great War for magazines and journals including the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute of New South Wales and Stand To! The publisher has supplied this book in DRM Free form with digital watermarking. See details. Chris Baker examines this major battle from the strategic down to the platoon level, highlighting the key events, characters and acts of enormous bravery on both sides, both in historical narrative and in a series of tours of the area. Next day, they extended the attacked front northwards and advanced to the very gates of Ypres, forcing a British retirement from the bloodily won advances during the Third Battle of Ypres. Chris is a former Chartered Engineer and manufacturing consultant whose deep interest in the Great War led him to becoming a professional military historian. Ypres The Battle of the Lys 1918: South Objective Hazebrouck (Paperback), The German offensive in Flanders in April 1918 came close to catastrophe for the British Armies, but ultimately ended in strategic defeat for the Kaiser’s men. Having assembled an overwhelming numerical advantage, the Germans attacked in thick fog on 9 April 1918. In 2014 ‘The truce: the day the war stopped’ was published by Amberley in 2014.Chris is an honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, where he gained a Masters in British First World War History in 2007. WWI The Battle of the Lys, 1918: Objective Ypres View larger image. The second of two Battleground Europe titles covering this highly significant battle of spring 1918. This volume concentrates on the northern half of the battlefield; nearly all of the actions described in this volume took place in Belgium. The Battle of Hannut was a Second World War battle fought during the Battle of Belgium which took place between 12 and 14 May 1940 at Hannut in Belgium. Chris’s book ‘The Battle for Flanders: German defeat on the Lys, 1918’ was published by Pen & Sword Military in 2011. He is behind a research business, fourteeneighteen, and is the author of the well-known and invaluable website ‘The Long, Long Trail’.Chris was the Chairman of the Western Front Association for a number of years and was the founder of the very successful internet Great War Forum. Once this fell, the way was open for the capture of the main supply roads into Ypres.To find sufficient reserves to counter the German attack, the British took the heart-breaking decision to abandon the ground won so dearly in the Passchendaele offensive in the summer and autumn of 1917. Once this fell, the way was open for the capture of the main supply roads into Ypres. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Chris Baker examines this major battle from the strategic down to the platoon level, highlighting the key events, characters and acts of enormous bravery on both sides, both in historical narrative and in a series of tours of the area.This volume concentrates on the northern half of the battlefield; nearly all of the actions described in this volume took place in Belgium. The second of two Battelground Europe titles covering this highly significant battle of spring 1918. Military. The second of two Battelground Europe titles covering this highly significant battle of spring 1918. © 2015 Casemate Publishers. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review! You can read this eBook on any device that supports DRM-free EPUB or DRM-free PDF format. Having assembled an overwhelming numerical advantage, the Germans attacked in thick fog on 9 April 1918. The battle is taken to begin on 13 October, when III corps found the Germans defending the line of a small stream, the Meterenbecque, from a strong position on a ridge behind the line. The second of two Battelground Europe titles covering this highly significant battle of spring 1918.The German offensive in Flanders in April 1918 came close to catastrophe for the British Armies, but ultimately ended in strategic defeat for the Kaiser’s men. Following close on the heels of the devastating ‘Operation Michael’ attack in March, which had been aimed against the British front on the Somme and Arras, this offensive, ‘Operation Georgette’, was aimed at strangling the vital railways and roads that supplied the British at Ypres and threatening the vital logistics links with the Channel Ports.Having assembled an overwhelming numerical advantage, the Germans attacked in thick fog on 9 April 1918. Already a Member? The Battle of the Lys (Operation Georgette). Messines Ridge, captured so spectacularly by the British in June 1917, was soon in German hands and fighting inched towards Mont Kemmel, which dominated the Ypres front. Gradually, fresher British and French reserves arrived and held their ground. Allied Railways of the Western Front - Narrow Gauge in the Somme Sector. Late in the month they unleashed a rapid, unstoppable attack that captured Kemmel from the French forces that had been rushed north to reinforce the threatened line and which had been holding the summit: one of the finest military feats of the Great War. All Rights Reserved. Learn about membership options, or view our freely available titles. By: Chris Baker. A chartered engineer by profession and formerly a director of several management consulting firms, Chris now concentrates on his military research business, fourteeneighteen.

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