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Second Battle of the Somme (1918)

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The Second Battle of the Somme of 1918 was fought during the First World War on the Western Front from the end of the summer, in the basin of the River Somme. [1]

48 relations: Allies of World War I, Armistice of 11 November 1918, Arras, Arthur Currie, Australian Corps, Battle of Albert (1918), Battle of Amiens (1918), Battle of Cambrai (1918), Battle of Drocourt-Quéant Line, Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin, Battle of Saint-Mihiel, Battle of St. Quentin Canal, Battle of the Canal du Nord, British Empire, Canadian Corps, Canal du Nord, Douai, Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, Drainage basin, Erich Ludendorff, Ferdinand Foch, First Army (United Kingdom), Fourth Army (United Kingdom), France, German Army (German Empire), German Empire, Gun Carrier Mark I, Henry Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson, Hindenburg Line, Hundred Days Offensive, II Corps (United States), John Monash, La Fère, List of Canadian battles during the First World War, Operation Michael, Péronne, Somme, River Somme, Saint-Quentin, Aisne, Second Battle of Bapaume, Spring Offensive, Third Army (United Kingdom), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Western Front (World War I), World War I, 1st Canadian Division, 2nd Army (German Empire), 4th Canadian Division, 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division.

Allies of World War I

The Allies of World War I, also known as the Entente Powers, were the countries that opposed the Central Powers during the First World War.

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Armistice of 11 November 1918

The armistice between the Allies and Germany – known as the Armistice of Compiègne after the location in which it was signed – was the agreement that ended the fighting in western Europe that comprised the First World War.

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Arras

Arras (Atrecht) is the capital (chef-lieu/préfecture) of the Pas-de-Calais department, which is half of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France’s fourth most populous region.

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Arthur Currie

General Sir Arthur William Currie (5 December 1875 – 30 November 1933) was a Canadian military commander during World War I. He had the unique distinction of starting his military career on the very bottom rung as a pre-war militia gunner before rising through the ranks to become the first Canadian commander of the four divisions of the unified Canadian Corps of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

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Australian Corps

The Australian Corps was a World War I army corps that contained all five Australian infantry divisions serving on the Western Front.

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Battle of Albert (1918)

Battle of Albert (1918) (August 21 – 22, 1918) was the third battle by that name fought during World War I, following the First Battle of Albert, and the Second Battle of Albert, with each of the series of three being fought roughly two years apart.

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Battle of Amiens (1918)

The Battle of Amiens, also known as the Third Battle of Picardy (3ème Bataille de Picardie), which began on 8 August 1918, was the opening phase of the Allied offensive later known as the Hundred Days Offensive that ultimately led to the end of the First World War.

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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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Battle of Drocourt-Quéant Line

The Drocourt-Quéant Line (Wotan Stellung) was a set of mutually supporting defensive lines constructed by Germany between the French towns of Drocourt and Quéant during World War I. This defensive system was part of the northernmost section of the Hindenburg Line, a vast German defensive system that ran through northeastern France.

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Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin

The Battle of Mont Saint-Quentin was a battle on the Western Front during World War I. As part of the Allied counteroffensives on the Western Front in the late summer of 1918, the Australian Corps crossed the Somme River on the night of August 31, and broke the German lines at Mont Saint-Quentin and Péronne.

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Battle of Saint-Mihiel

The Battle of Saint-Mihiel was a World War I battle fought from 12–15 September 1918, involving the American Expeditionary Forces and 110,000 French troops under the command of General John J. Pershing of the United States against German positions.

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Battle of St. Quentin Canal

The Battle of St Quentin Canal was a pivotal battle of World War I that began on 29 September 1918 and involved British, Australian and American forces in the spearhead attack and as a single combined force against the German Siegfried Stellung of the Hindenburg Line.

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Battle of the Canal du Nord

The Battle of Canal du Nord was part of a general Allied offensive against German positions on the Western Front during the Hundred Days Offensive of World War I. The battle took place in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, along an incomplete portion of the Canal du Nord and on the outskirts of Cambrai between 27 September and 1 October 1918.

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British Empire

The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom.

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Canadian Corps

The Canadian Corps was a World War I corps formed from the Canadian Expeditionary Force in September 1915 after the arrival of the 2nd Canadian Division in France.

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Canal du Nord

The Canal du Nord is a long canal in northern France.

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Douai

Douai (Dutch: Dowaai) is a commune in the Nord département in northern France.

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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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Drainage basin

A drainage basin or catchment basin is an extent or an area of land where surface water from rain, melting snow, or ice converges to a single point at a lower elevation, usually the exit of the basin, where the waters join another waterbody, such as a river, lake, reservoir, estuary, wetland, sea, or ocean.

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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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Ferdinand Foch

Marshal Ferdinand Foch, (2 October 1851 – 20 March 1929) was a French soldier, military theorist and the Allied Généralissime during the First World War.

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First Army (United Kingdom)

The First Army was a formation of the British Army that existed during the First and Second World Wars.

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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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German Army (German Empire)

The Imperial German Army (Deutsches Heer) was the name given to the combined land and air forces — not including the Marine-Fliegerabteilung maritime aviation formations of the Kaiserliche Marine — of the German Empire.

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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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Gun Carrier Mark I

The Gun Carrier Mark I was the first piece of self-propelled artillery ever to be produced, a British development from the First World 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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Hindenburg Line

The Hindenburg Line (Siegfriedstellung) was a German defensive position of World War I, built during the winter of 1916–1917 on the Western Front, from Arras to Laffaux, near Soissons on the Aisne.

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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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II Corps (United States)

The II Corps was a corps of the United States Army and the first US formation of any size to see combat in Europe or Africa during World War II.

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John Monash

General Sir John Monash (27 June 1865 – 8 October 1931) was a civil engineer and an Australian military commander of the First World War.

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La Fère

La Fère is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in France.

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List of Canadian battles during the First World War

List of Canadian battles during the First World War in which the Canadian Expeditionary Force participated.

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Operation Michael

Operation Michael was a First World War German military operation that began the Spring Offensive on 21 March 1918.

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Péronne, Somme

Péronne is a commune of the Somme department in Picardie in northern France.

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River Somme

The Somme is a river in Picardy, northern France.

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Saint-Quentin, Aisne

Saint-Quentin is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France.

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Second Battle of Bapaume

The Second Battle of Bapaume was a battle of World War I that took place at Bapaume, France between 21 August and 3 September 1918.

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Spring Offensive

The 1918 Spring Offensive or Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle), also known as the Ludendorff Offensive, was a series of German attacks along the Western Front during the First World War, beginning on 21 March 1918, which marked the deepest advances by either side since 1914.

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Third Army (United Kingdom)

The Third Army was a part of the British Army during World War I.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was established on 1 January 1801 under the terms of the Acts of Union 1800, by which the nominally separate kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland were united.

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Western Front (World War I)

Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by first invading Luxembourg and Belgium, then gaining military control of important industrial regions in France.

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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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1st Canadian Division

The 1st Canadian Division is an operational command and control formation of the Canadian Army, based at CFB Kingston.

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2nd Army (German Empire)

The 2nd Army (2.) was an army level command of the German Army in World War I. It was formed on mobilization in August 1914 from the III Army Inspection.

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4th Canadian Division

The 4th Canadian Division is a formation of the Canadian Army.

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52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division

The 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division was an infantry division of the British Army that was originally formed as the Lowland Division, in 1908 as part of the Territorial Force.

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Redirects here:

Bapaume 1918, Battle of Arras (1918), Battle of Rosières, Second Battle of the Somme, Somme 1918.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_the_Somme_(1918)

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