Warfare in Pictures Gallery
On location with BHTV: Tim Saunders interviewing Peter Hoskins, author and expert on the Battle of Poitiers on the battlefield in France. BHTV’s programme 'The Black Prince and the Battle of Poitiers 1356' is due out in the summer of 2013. It will be the third of BHTV’s 100 Year War trilogy.
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Dates in History
Second Battle of Champagne
25th 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.
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