Definition of Third battle of Ypres
1. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Group relationships: First World War, Great War, War To End War, World War 1, World War I
Geographical relationships: Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom Of Belgium
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Literary usage of Third battle of Ypres
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1. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1919)
"CHAPTER TEN THE third battle of Ypres—PASSCHENDAELE I HAIG AND GRANT The operations ... For American readers the Third Battle of Ypres, the new campaign in ..."
2. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"... II A third battle of Ypres—CANADIAN VALOR AND KITCHENER'S DEATH April 27, 1916—June 29, 1916 BY early May the Germans were showing marked activity in ..."
3. The Great War by George Henry Allen, Henry C. Whitehead, French Ensor Chadwick (1919)
"Third Battle of Ypres: great Allied attacks on July 31st, August 10th and 15th, and in the autumn. Italian offensives: situation on the Isonzo front; ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The third battle of Ypres, 31 July to 6 November, had ended with the British on high ground and the Germans seven miles east of the ruined town. ..."
5. The "Fortnightly" History of the War by Arthur Mordaunt Murray (1917)
"third battle of Ypres While these operations were taking place in the Trentino the British were having a lively time all along the line occupied, ..."
6. The First Buckinghamshire Battalion, 1914-1919 by Philip Lowndes Wright (1920)
"No sooner had we reached the camp here at 4 am than all the guns of the two attacking armies opened fire, and the Third Battle of Ypres had begun. ..."
7. The Tank Corps by Clough Williams-Ellis, Amabel Williams-Ellis (1919)
"CHAPTER VIII THE FLANDERS CAMPAIGN—PREPARATIONS FOR THE third battle of Ypres THE Third Battle of Ypres represented the remaining fragment of what was to ..."
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