Definition of Battle of the chemin-des-dames
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 Chemin-des-dames
Literary usage of Battle of the chemin-des-dames
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"... the war had come to the French, for the battle of the Chemin-des-Dames took on an importance almost comparable to the battles of the Marne and Verdun. ..."
2. Battlefields of the World War, Western and Southern Fronts: A Study in by Douglas Wilson Johnson (1921)
"THE FIRST BATTLE OF THE CHEMIN DES DAMES The Allied plan of campaign in the spring of 1917 had as one of its chief objects the breaking of the new German ..."
3. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1920)
"... were in Italy and had incontinently to be recalled during the Battle of Picardy. In June, at the moment when the Battle of the Chemin des Dames in ..."
4. History of the American Field Service in France, ʻFriends of France", 1914-1917 by James William Davenport Seymour (1920)
"The year 1917 found Field Service sections also in every great engagement from the April battle in Champagne to the October battle of the Chemin des Dames, ..."
5. Memorial Volume of the American Field Service in France, "Friends of France by James William Davenport Seymour (1921)
"... much of the amunition used in the long and grueling battle of the Chemin des Dames which culminated in the glorious French victory of the fall of 1917. ..."
6. My Company by Carroll Judson Swan (1918)
"During the famous battle of the Chemin des Dames the French trapped over five thousand Germans in this cave; fifteen hundred more escaped through a secret ..."