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The Battle of the Selle, (October 17–26, 1918) was a battle between Allied forces and the German Army, fought during what is known as The Last Hundred Days of World War I. [1]

23 relations: Battle of Cambrai (1918), Counterattack, Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, Erich Ludendorff, First Army (France), Float (nautical), Fourth Army (United Kingdom), France, Frederick William Hedges, German Empire, Henry Horne, 1st Baron Horne, Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson, Hundred Days Offensive, Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, Le Cateau-Cambrésis, Nave, Quartermaster general, Sambre–Oise Canal, Selle, Thun-Saint-Martin, Wassigny, Wilhelm II, German Emperor, World War I.

Battle of Cambrai (1918)

The Battle of Cambrai, 1918 (also known as the Second Battle of Cambrai) was a battle between troops of the British First, Third and Fourth Armies and German Empire forces during the Hundred Days Offensive of the First World War.

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Counterattack

A counterattack is a tactic employed in response to an attack, with the term originating in "war games".

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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, (19 June 1861 – 29 January 1928) was a British senior officer during the First World War.

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Erich Ludendorff

Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff (sometimes incorrectly referred to as von Ludendorff) (9 April 1865 – 20 December 1937) was a German general, victor of Liège and of the Battle of Tannenberg.

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First Army (France)

The First Army (1ère Armée) was a field army of France that fought during World War I and World War II.

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Float (nautical)

Floats (also called pontoons) are airtight hollow structures, similar to pressure vessels, designed to provide buoyancy in water.

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Fourth Army (United Kingdom)

The Fourth Army was a field army that formed part of the British Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

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France

France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

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Frederick William Hedges

Frederick William Hedges (6 June 1896 – 29 May 1954) was a British recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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German Empire

The German Empire (Deutsches Kaiserreich), variously referred to as the German Reich or Realm, or Imperial Germany, was the historical German nation state that existed from the unification of Germany in 1871 to the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II in November 1918, when Germany became a federal republic.

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Henry Horne, 1st Baron Horne

General Henry Sinclair Horne, 1st Baron Horne GCB, KCMG (19 February 1861 – 14 August 1929) was a military officer in the British Army, most notable for his generalship during World War I. He was the only British artillery officer to command an army in the war.

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Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson

General Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson, (20 February 1864 – 28 March 1925), known as Sir Henry Rawlinson, 2nd Baronet between 1895 and 1919, was a British First World War general best known for his roles in the Battle of the Somme of 1916 and the Battle of Amiens in 1918.

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Hundred Days Offensive

The Hundred Days Offensive was the final period of the First World War, during which the Allies launched a series of offensives against the Central Powers on the Western Front from 8 August to 11 November 1918, beginning with the Battle of Amiens.

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Julian Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy

Field Marshal Julian Hedworth George Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, (11 September 1862 – 6 June 1935) was a British Army officer who served as Governor General of Canada, the 12th since Canadian Confederation.

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Le Cateau-Cambrésis

Le Cateau-Cambrésis is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

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Nave

In Romanesque and Gothic Christian abbey, cathedral, basilica and church architecture, the nave is the main body of the church.

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Quartermaster general

A quartermaster general is the staff officer in charge of supplies for a whole army.

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Sambre–Oise Canal

The Sambre–Oise Canal (French: Canal de la Sambre à l'Oise) is located in northern France.

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Selle

The Selle (also spelt Celle in the Oise) is a river of Picardy, France.

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Thun-Saint-Martin

Thun-Saint-Martin is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

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Wassigny

Wassigny is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France.

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Wilhelm II, German Emperor

Wilhelm II or William II (Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht von Preußen; Frederick William Victor Albert of Prussia; 27 January 18594 June 1941) was the last German Emperor (Kaiser) and King of Prussia, ruling the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia from 15 June 1888 to 9 November 1918.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Selle

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