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Winter operations, 1914-15 (Western Front)

23 November 1914 – 6 February 1915: Winter operations, 1914-15. French orders for a major offensive in December lead to disastrous piecemeal British attacks. Localised operations seeking tactical advantage continue through winter. The defence of Festubert,…


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Gazetteer of the Western Front

This is a section of the Long, Long Trail that I hope to build up over time. Each page gives location, historical background and some travel notes concerning locations in France and Flanders. I will…


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Battles of the Western Front in France and Flanders

Historical framework The definition of the non-stop war in France and Flanders shown below is that from the Report of the Battles Nomenclature Committee of May 1921, with a few of the names being slightly…


Actions in the Spring of 1916 (Western Front)

14 February – 13 June 1916: actions in the Spring of 1916. Localised operations seeking tactical advantage. They include fighting when the Germans first used Phosgene gas, a major German attack at Vimy Ridge, and…



Gazetteer of the Western Front: Brandhoek

Location and background War comes to Brandhoek Fighting came to this area in October 1914. See the Long, Long Trail’s pages on the First Battles of Ypres 1914 Although the Ypres-Vlamertinghe-Poperinge and Vlametinghe-Ouderdom-Reninghelst roads were important…


Gazetteer of the Western Front: Bois-Grenier

Location Bois-Grenier is a village south of Armentières in the Department of Nord in the Hauts-de-France region of northern France. Lat: 50.65° N Lon: 2.87° E The area in which it is situated is often…


Actions in the Spring and Summer of 1915 (Western Front)

15 June – 9 August 1915: actions in the Spring and Summer of 1915. Localised operations seeking tactical advantage. After the Battle of Neuve Chapelle, the French high command came to believe that the British…