Events for Wednesday 25th September 2013
On This Day in History
Second Battle of Champagne25th September 1915
World War I Western Front: On the first days, the offensive was successful and the Germans lost ground. Artillery fired a heavy bombardment for 3 days and then the advance began. 2 miles were gained. The next day, reinforcements arrived for the Germans and the offensive lost momentum until it finally ended on October 6. The Germans counter attacked on October 30 and managed to reclaim all the territory lost to the French. The Plan was finally abandoned on November 6. Overall the offensive had been disastrous for the French. They had lost 145,000 Men, while the Germans lost about half that number.
Further ReadingMajor and Mrs Holt's Concise Illustrated Battlefield Guide - The Western Front-South
(Paperback - 376 pages)
by Major and Mrs Holt
MAJOR & MRS HOLT'S Concise, Illustrated BATTLEFIELD GUIDE TO THE WESTERN FRONT- SOUTH contains many fascinating but little-visited areas by travellers and is hoped that they will tempted further afield than the 'showcase' and sophisticatedly presented battlefields like the Somme to discover some marvellous sites. Many of them have lain… Read more...Only £16.99 at Pen & Sword Books.