Events for Wednesday 22nd November 2017
On This Day in History
The first Battle of Ypres ends22nd November 1914
The result was a victory for the Allies, although losses were particularly heavy on both sides. The Germans called the battle "The Massacre of the Innocents of Ypres" (in German Kindermord bei Ypern) as most of the German casualties were a mixture of young inexperienced and highly trained reserves. The battle completed the entrenchments of the "race to the sea" and inaugurated the static western front. Mobile operations would not resume until 1918. The Germans are prevented from reaching Calais and Dunkirk.
Further ReadingThe German Army at Ypres 1914
(Hardback - 382 pages)
by Jack Sheldon
This book will be the first complete account of the operations of the German army in the battles north of Lille in the late autumn of 1914. The main emphasis will be placed on the battles around Ypres against the Old Contemptibles of the BEF, but the fighting against the… Read more...Only £25.00 at Pen & Sword Books.