MAJOR BATTLES OF WWI

GENERAL BATTLE SITES


Mons
August 1914
Marne (1st)
September 1914
Gallipoli
Mar 1915/
Jan 1916
 Somme
July/Nov 1916
 Aisne
May 1918
 Marne (2nd)
July/Sept 1918
Tannenberg
August 1914
Arras & and Vimy Ridge
October 1914
 Verdun
Feb/Dec 1916
  Gorizia
August 1916
 Cantigny
May 1918
 Amiens
August 1918
Ardennes
August 1914
Ypres
Oct/Nov 1914
Dardanelles
June 1916
 Passchendaele
July/Nov 1917
 Chateau-Thierry
May/June 1918
 St. Mihiel
September 1918
Heligoland
August 1914
Falklands
November 1914
Jutland
May 1916
Cambri
November 1917
Belleau Wood
June 1918
Meuse-Argonne
Sept/Nov 1918

General Battle Sites:

 The First World War: Battles

The Western Front 1914 - 1918 : A WORLD WAR ONE SUMMARY

Soldier - This is the story of a soldier during WWI.  You may have to read some to find exact battles.  Great descriptions.

The First World War: Battles

World War I : Battles, Campaigns, & Events of World War I

Virtual Tour of the Western Front

World War One - The War To End All Wars

World War I - Decisive Battles

 The Long, Long Trail :  Has a nice site for battles.

 Military.com -- Benefiting the US Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard
 
 

Mons:

The Battle of Mons, 1914

 The Battle of Mons and the Great Retreat

 The Battle of Mons

 The Battle of Mons :  Has a virtual look at the battle.

 Battle of Mons Graupius - Wikipedia

Tannenberg:

The Battle of Tannenberg, 1914

The Battle of Tannenburg

 Battle of Tannenberg --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia Online Article : and   Encyclopedia: Battle of Tannenberg (1914) : Gives stats.

Battle of Tannenberg

 Battle of Tannenberg

Battle of Tannenberg

The Battle of Tannenberg by Paul von Hindenburg, August 1914 : Summary of the Battle of  Tannenberg by Paul von Hindenburg - PRIMARY SOURCE

 BBC - History - Battle of Tannenberg: 26-30 August 1914

 The Great War: Interviews - Figes: The Battle of Tannenberg

 Battle of Tannenberg (1914) - Wikipedia
 
 

Ardennes:

The Battle of the Ardennes, 1914

Battle of the Ardennes

Battle of the Frontiers - Lorraine and Ardennes

Battle of the Frontiers - Lorraine and Ardennes

Heligoland:

Battle of Heligoland Bight

Heligoland Bight, Battle

Battle of Heligoland Bight - Wikipedia

Battle of Heligoland Bight

Encyclopedia4U - Battle of Heligoland Bight

BBC - History - The War at Sea: 1914 - 1918

Battle of Heligoland Bight

Marne (1st):

First Battle of the Marne

The Battle of the Marne 1914

 BBC - History - Battle of the Marne: 6-10 September 1914

 The First Battle of the Marne and  The First Battle of the Marne

 Battle of Marne, First

Arras and Vimy Ridge:

First Battle of Arras

The Battle of Arras and Vimy Ridge

The Arras Offensive and associated actions

Chapter 23- Battle at Vimy Ridge

Phoenix Press: Arras; Battle of Arras and Vimy Ridge
 

Ypres: (Flanders Fields)

First Battle of Ypres and  First Battle of Ypres

 The First Battle of Ypres

 The Battles of Ypres 1914 (First Ypres)

 The Battle of Ypres

 Second Battle of Ypres and  The Second Battle of Ypres

 The Battles of Ypres 1915 (Second Ypres)

Falklands:

Battle of the Falkland Islands

Battle of the Falklands : Includes diary excerpt from the captain of HMS Kent plus links to WWI Maritime War page.

Falkland Islands

Encyclopedia4U - Battle of the Falkland Islands

Battle of the Falklands - World War 1 Naval Combat

Map of the Battle of the Falklands

Warships Magazine - Falklands Special

The National Archives | The First World War

Gallipoli:

Gallipoli

Gallipoli 1915

The Royal Naval Division at Gallipoli and the Somme by Able Seaman Thomas MacMillan Benbow Battalion

BBC: Gallipoli: Heat and thirst

BBC - History - Battle for Gallipoli: February 1915 - January 1916

Gallipoli: The Drama of the Dardanelles

Evacuation of Gallipoli

Verdun:
The Battle of Verdun 1916 - the greatest battle ever

BBC: Verdun: Symbol of suffering

 BBC - History - Battle of Verdun: 21 February 1916 - July 1916

 In the Trenches southeast of Verdun : Primary source.

 Verdun

 Battle of Verdun

 The Battle of Verdun

 Battle of Verdun

Dardanelles:

 British Submarines in the Dardanelles in 1914
 

Jutland:

Flash Movie - The Battle of Jutland

Battle of Jutland

Background to the Battle of Jutland - World War 1 Naval Combat

The Battle of Jutland

Beatty's Official Report on the Battle of Jutland

Somme:
BBC: The Somme: Hell on earth

Why the Somme 1916? and  The Battles of the Somme 1916

Chapter 28: Dug in by the Somme

BBC - History - Battle of the Somme: 1 July - 13 November 1916

THE 36th (ULSTER) DIVISION, AND THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME, 1916

The Somme Offensive

 The Battle of the Somme

 The Second Battles of the Somme 1918

Gorizia:

Battle of Gorizia

First World War.com - Battles - The Sixth Battle of the Isonzo, 1916

The Eleven Battles of the Isonzo

Passchedaele:

BBC NEWS/ Passchendaele: Drowning in mud

 Battle of Passchendaele

 THE ROAD TO PASSCHENDAELE

 BBC - History - Battle of Passchendaele: 31 July - 6 November 1917

 The Battles of Ypres 1917 (Third Ypres, or Passchendaele)

 The Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele)

Cambrai:

 Battle of Cambrai

 The Cambrai Operations and associated actions

 The Battle of Cambrai

 The Battle of Cambrai

 Battle of Cambrai
 

Aisne:

The First Battle of Aisne and the Race to the Sea

First Battle of the Aisne

Trench Warfare on the Aisne

Trench Warfare Begins on the Aisne

The Battle of the Aisne 1914, and subsidiary actions

Third Battle of the Aisne

Battle of Aisne, Second

2nd Battle of the Aisne

The Second Battle of the Aisne, 1917

3rd Battle of the Aisne

Third Battle of the Aisne: 'Blucher'

The Battle of the Aisne 1918
 

Cantigny:

Battle of Cantigny

 American Mettle at Cantigny

 THE 1st. U.S. DIVISION AT CANTIGNY, 27th. APRIL - 8th. July 1918

First World War.com - Primary Documents - General John Pershing on the Battle of Cantigny, 28 May 1918

 Cantigny: The First Battle of the AEF

 Battle of Cantigny

Cantigny First Division Foundation - 1st Infantry Division History

 Cantigny

 1st Medical Brigade

Chateau-Thierry:

 Battle of Chateau-Thierry

 Frederick A. Pottle. Stretchers. 1929. Chapters 4-5. : Primary source

Chateau-Thierry: Overview and the Defense of the Marne River Line

A Description of the Battle of Chateau-Thierry

 THE 3rd.U.S. DIVISION IN THE REGION OF CHATEAU THIERRY

Belleau Wood: (1st US victory)

Battle of Belleau Wood

 Battle of Belleau Wood

 Teufelhunden 1775- The Battle of Belleau Wood

 North East Division - Marine Corps League : Primary source

 Belleau Wood : Primary source

 Frederick A. Pottle. Stretchers. 1929. Chapters 4-5. : Primary source

 Floyd Gibbons at Belleau Wood : On June 6, 1918, Floyd Gibbons, war correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, and Lieutenant Oscar Hartzel of the Intelligence Division entered Belleau Wood.

 9 - 10 June, 1918, The Americans Take Belleau Wood

 The Battle that Made the Marine Corps

 Devil Dogs; History

 Chateau-Thierry: The Battle for Belleau Wood

Marne (2nd):

 Second Battle of the Marne

 The Battles of the Marne 1918

 Battle of Marne, Second

 HENRY B. DAVIS DANS LA 2EME BATAILLE DE LA MARNE

Amiens:

The Battle of Amiens and associated actions

Battle of Amiens

1918 - The Battle of Amiens

Battle of Amiens

The Battle of Amiens

The National Archives | The First World War

August - 4th September 1918 - Amiens Offensive

Ameins

First World War.com - Who's Who - Georg von der Marwitz

BBC - History - Lions Led by Donkeys? The British Army in World ...

William Brown - Amiens
 

St. Mihiel:

Frederick A. Pottle. Stretchers. 1929. Chapters 8-9. : Primary source

 Battle Analysis of St. Mihiel

 Connecticut Yankee at St. Mihiel

 St. Mihiel Offensive

 Air Battle of St. Mihiel
 

Meuse-Argonne:
Battle of Meuse-Argonne

Harry L. Smith. Memoirs of an Ambulance Company Officer at Meuse-Argonne : Primary source

War Memoirs of 2dLt W.B. Jackson, USMC, 6th Machine Gun Battalion: IN THE ARGONNE FOREST : Primary Source.

Path of Fire: The Meuse-Argonne Offensive of 1918

In the Argonne Forest and Wounded, Argonne Forest, 4 Nov 1918  : Primary source

Lost Battalion. 1918.
 


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