Definition of Battle of the aisne
1. Noun. A battle in World War I (May 1918); the Germans tried to attack before the American numbers were too great to defeat; the tactical success of the Germans proved to be a strategic failure.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Group relationships: First World War, Great War, War To End War, World War 1, World War I
Geographical relationships: France, French Republic
Lexicographical Neighbors of Battle Of The Aisne
Literary usage of Battle of the aisne
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Great War by George Henry Allen, Henry C. Whitehead, French Ensor Chadwick (1919)
"Second Battle of the Aisne, beginning April 16th: Aisne Heights, Craonne and the Miette Valley, ... Battle of the Aisne ..."
2. 1914 by John Denton Pinkstone French (1919)
"CHAPTER VII THE battle of the aisne AND ITS PROGRESS UP TO SEPTEMBER 30 I AM throwing my thoughts back, and endeavouring to recall the mental atmosphere ..."
3. The Great War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1914)
"L. CHAPTER XXXV HOW THE battle of the aisne BEGAN /"T"VHE first shots in the Battle of the Aisne were •*• fired on September 12, when the British Army ..."
4. The Note-book of an Attaché: Seven Months in the War Zone by Eric Fisher Wood (1915)
"... VI THE battle of the aisne Paris, Monday, October 12th. In writing about the German, Austrian, and Hungarian subjects of whom we have had charge, ..."
5. The American Year Book: A Record of Events and Progress by Francis Graham Wickware, (, Albert Bushnell Hart, (, Simon Newton Dexter North, William M. Schuyler (1915)
"The greater part of the garrison succeeded in evacuating the town. The Battle of the Aisne.—The. Battle of the Aisne was a continuation of the Battle of the ..."
6. The Story of the Great War by Francis Joseph Reynolds, Allen Leon Churchill, Leonard Wood, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Austin Melvin Knight, Frederick Palmer, Frank Herbert Simonds, Arthur Brown Ruhl (1916)
"But, to be perfectly impartial, it must be admitted that the second phase of the battle of the Aisne made the bombardment of Rheims a military necessity. ..."
7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The first phase of the battle of the Aisne closed on 18 Sept. 1914, and from that day began the remarkable trench warfare that became so prominent a feature ..."