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  Category:Battles - Military History Wiki
Battles may be small scale, only involving a handful of individuals, perhaps two squads, up to battles on army levels where hundreds of thousands may be engaged in a single battle at one time.
A "battle of annihilation" is one in which the defeated party is destroyed in the field, such as the French fleet at the Battle of the Nile.
A "decisive battle" is one of particular importance; by bringing hostilities to an end, such as the Battle of Hastings, or as a turning point in the fortunes of the belligerents, such as the Battle of Stalingrad.
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 Battle of the Ancre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of the Ancre was the final act of the 1916 Battle of the Somme.
South of the Ancre was the village of Thiepval, which had been recently captured by the British during the Battle of Thiepval Ridge, and St Pierre Divion, which was still in German hands.
At this point, the battle of the Ancre could be considered a success for the British and Haig was satisfied with the result however Gough was, as ever, keen to continue further, a characteristic of his command that was loathed by the men who had to serve under him.
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 First World War.com - Battles - The Battle of the Somme, 1916
Comprising the main Allied attack on the Western Front during 1916, the Battle of the Somme is famous chiefly on account of the loss of 58,000 British troops (one third of them killed) on the first day of the battle, 1 July 1916, which to this day remains a one-day record.
The French Commander in Chief, Joffre, conceived the idea as a battle of attrition, the aim being to drain the German forces of reserves, although territorial gain was a secondary aim.
Meanwhile the British attack was renewed in north-east, the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, by the Fourth Army on 15 September.
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 :: CWGC :: Ancre
The Battles of the Somme: the Battle of the Ancre, 13 - 18 November 1916.
Fifth Army’s long-delayed offensive astride the Ancre represented a much-reduced version of the optimistic original scheme; its core objective was now the elimination of the German salient between the Albert-Bapaume road and Serre, with Beaumont-Hamel at its head.
V Corps was tasked with the main attack eastward against the German defences north of the Ancre; south of the river, II Corps would seize the enemy lines beyond the recently-captured Schwaben Redoubt down to St Pierre Divion.
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 Battle of the Ancre Heights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of the Ancre Heights was a prolonged battle of attrition in October 1916 during the Battle of the Somme.
The Canadians were far from impressed with Gough's conduct of the battle and expressed reluctance to serve under his command again.
The battle of the Ancre heights was the prelude to the final act on the Somme, the Battle of the Ancre, which began on 13 November.
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 The 51st (Highland) Division, War Sketches by Fred. A. Farrell, Text
In that battle the enemy was driven from a position which was strongly entrenched and fortified, and ground was won on a front of four miles to an average depth of six hundred yards.
The Battle of the Ancre, whereof the storming of Beaumont-Hamel was a vastly important operation, opened on November 13, 1916, at six o'clock on a foggy morning, after two hours' intense bombardment, which destroyed the greater part of the German wire entanglements.
In the first phase of the battle of the 20th November the Division had severe losses in its assault upon the strongly organized village of Flesquières, the approach to which was a long slope swept by machine-gun fire, which rendered the cooperation of the tanks unsatisfactory.
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 Battle of the Somme (1916) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.virginia.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
One purpose of the battle was to draw German forces away from the Battle of Verdun; however, by its end the losses on the Somme had exceeded those at Verdun.
In one significant respect, the Battle of the Somme was a major strategic success for the British as on 12 July, in response to the Somme fighting and the situation in the east, Falkenhayn called off the German offensive at Verdun.
The attack, known as the Battle of Bazentin Ridge, was aimed at capturing the German second defensive position which ran along the crest of the ridge from Pozières, on the Albert–Bapaume road, southeast towards the villages of Guillemont and Ginchy.
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 ireland.com / Focus / The Somme
The supposed "final push" between October 1st and November 11th was to become known as the Battle of the Ancre Heights, a succession of skirmishes carried out at high cost and for little gain.
The final act of the Battle of the Somme was played out between November 13th-18th along the Ancre River, in the northern sector.
Among those claimed by the battle itself was a son of the prime minister Herbert Asquith.
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 WW1,World war one, Somme, Ancre, Royal Marines,1916
This replaces the earlier one as I have been able to re photograph the land.
It goes over the old battlefield of 1st July and 13th November and comes out at the Ancre British Cemetery, in the course of your walk you would have crossed both front lines.
Ancre Now I have drawn in dark pen the position of the front lines 13th November 1916
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 The 19th (Western) Division, 1914-1918
The Battle of the Ancre Heights (ninth phase of the Battle of the Somme 1916)
The Battle of the Ancre (tenth phase of the Battle of the Somme 1916)
The Battle of Bailleul (fourth phase of the Battles of the Lys)
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 Battle of the Somme: Chronology
Rawlinson noted in his War Diary that the total number of men involved at the start of the battle were about 500,000, that there were 1,500 guns of which 450 were of a large calibre, 150,000 rounds were fired in the day and 50,000 in the night into the enemy front lines.
The Battle of the Ancre Heights ends and the French repulse German attacks at the Bois de Chaulnes.
The Battle of the Ancre begins on a foggy morning and Beaumont Hamel is stormed by the British.
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 Royal Naval Division History Index to pages
Ancre (river), Battles of, 188-207, 225,236,289, 242, 290, 291,292, 295,297, 299,305.
Vth Corps, in battle of the Ancre, 185, 199; R.N.D. attached to, Oct.'16, 185; in attack of 13th Nov. '16, 188; R.N.D. line taken over by, Mar. '17, 220; in retreat of, Mar. 21st-27th, '18, 276, 278, 281, 285, 289, 292; successes of, in Aug. '18, 309.
battle of Ancre, 12th-14th Nov. '16, 191, 193, 194, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202; at capture of Beaucourt, 203-206; returns to Hood Bn., March '17, 222; appointed to command a Bde of the 58th Div., 21st Ap.
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 The Saskatchewan Dragoons
General Order 7 of 1 February 1928, as amended by General Order 162 of 10 September 1928, details the chronological and geographical limits of each battle of World War I for which battle honours are awarded to Canadian units.
Note that as originally printed, the chart of battles was oriented sideways on the pages (i.e.
A * indicates that no more exact definition of the battle area can be given than that the engagement took place "in the neighbourhood of" the place named.
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 George Booty   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
He was killed 15th November 1916 aged 21, during the Battle for the Ancre which was one of the phases of the Somme campaign.
He is buried in the Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont Hamel.
The original burials were almost all of the 63rd and 36th Divisions, but after the Armistice the cemetery was greatly enlarged when many more graves from the same battlefields and from smaller burial grounds in the area were brought into it.
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 First World War.com - On This Day - 13 November 1916
Battle of the Ancre: British capture St. Pierre Divion (south of Ancre) and Beaumont Hamel (north of Ancre) and nearly 4,000 prisoners.
Fourth phase of Battle of the Somme begins.
German advance south of Torzburg, Roter Turm Passes continued: capture of Candeshti (south of Torzburg Pass) and Bumbeshti (Jiu Valley).
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 Western Front Association Contributed Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This was opposed to the prevailing discipline of by-the-book uniform action at all subordinate levels within the battalion structure.
IM’s philosophy was ‘drilling for initiative’ in that all tactical movements must be planned and rehearsed beforehand with nothing foreseeable left to chance; a concept later to be labelled by others as ‘Battle Drill’.
He was unfortunate that, unlike some other less worthy individuals, his promotion was too slow to allow him to have the authority to promulgate his ideas at a level that would have had a really positive impact on the way the war was fought on the Western Front.
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 Thomas Children
As Oswald died of wounds on the 16th of November 1918, it is very likely that he got his wounds at the Battle of the Sambre.
When the armistice brought the hostilities to an end at 11AM on the 11th November, the brigade had it's headquarters in the suitably named Wattignies la Victoire.
Oswald fought those battles, and died 5 days after the end of the carnage that was the Great War.
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 Michael Hammond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Films showing actuality footage of the War such as The Battle of the Somme (1916) and The Battle of the Ancre and Advance of the Tanks (1917) were beginning to wane in popularity towards the end of 1917.
This shift was not lost on the Ministry of Information and a decision was made to produce more story pictures.
The purpose of my paper will be to take as a case study the exhibition contexts of two films: The Battle of the Somme and Hearts of the World (1918).
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5 October – 11 November Battle of the Ancre Heights
13 and 14 November Battle of the Ancre
20-25 September Battle of the Menin Road Ridge
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 Somme > The Battle > Phases of the Battle > Operations on the Ancre : Object Gallery: Operations on the River ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Somme > The Battle > Phases of the Battle > Operations on the Ancre : Object Gallery: Operations on the River Ancre
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German 9mm Pistole 08 (Luger) taken from a dug out during the capture of Beaumont-Hamel in November 1916 by Captain W A Everitt of the 7th Battalion, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
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After the war, Edith had moved to 24 Clark Avenue, Doncaster.
Cheshires had been in action in the autumn of 1916 at the Battle of the Ancre, but it had been relatively quiet for them since then.
There was a common belief amongst the high command of the opposing armies that the stagnation of trench warfare led to a “laissez faire” attitude amongst the men.
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 HWO family   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
She went to Leeds University where she qualified in history.
HWO served in the Great War where he won a Military Cross at the battle of the Ancre, on the Somme (the Battle of which had just ended).
He was a Temporary Second Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, Dorset Regiment (suggesting that he was not from the "normal officer class").
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 Silent Era : PSFL : The Battle of Ancre (1917)
Silent Era : PSFL : The Battle of Ancre (1917)
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