The Advance in Flanders

18 August – 6 September 1918: the Advance in Flanders. Second and Fifth Armies begin operations in the Lys valley, recapturing the ground lost in April 1918.

Second Army (Plumer)
X Corps (Stephens)
30th Division
36th (Ulster) Division.
XV Corps (de Lisle)
9th (Scottish) Division
29th Division
31st Division
40th Division.
XIX Corps (Watts)
6th Division
34th Division
41st Division
27th American Division.

Fifth Army (Birdwood)
XI Corps (Haking)
59th (2nd North Midland) Division
61st (2nd South Midland) Division
74th (Yeomanry) Division.
XIII Corps (Morland)
4th Division
19th (Western) Division
46th (North Midland) Division.

Part of a map from the British Official History of Military Operations, France and Flanders 1918. Crown Copyright.

Part of a map from the British Official History of Military Operations, France and Flanders 1918. Crown Copyright.

Action of Outtersteene Ridge. Wounded of the 27th Infantry Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division, at a regimental aid post near Meteren following the formation's successful attack on Outtersteene Ridge, 18 August 1918. Imperial War Museum image Q6953

Action of Outtersteene Ridge. Wounded of the 27th Infantry Brigade, 9th (Scottish) Division, at a regimental aid post near Meteren following the formation’s successful attack on Outtersteene Ridge, 18 August 1918. Imperial War Museum image Q6953

Subsequent: the action of Outtersteene Ridge, 18 August 1918

Second Army (Plumer)
XV Corps (de Lisle)
9th (Scottish) Division
29th Division
31st Division (12th Norfolk Regiment only).

Part of a map from the British Official History of Military Operations, France and Flanders 1918. Crown Copyright.

Part of a map from the British Official History of Military Operations, France and Flanders 1918. Crown Copyright.

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Battles of the Western Front in France and Flanders

The Final Advance in Flanders