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Meaning of BATTLE OF YPRES

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  battle in World War I (1914); heavy but indecisive fighting as the Allies and the Germans both tried to break through the lines of the others
  2. [n]  battle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient
  3. [n]  battle in World War I (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down in the waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered with the Allied artillery
 
 Synonyms: first battle of Ypres, second battle of Ypres, third battle of Ypres, Ypres
 
 See Also: Belgique, Belgium, First World War, Great War, Kingdom of Belgium, pitched battle, War to End War, World War , World War I

 

 

 

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