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Battle of Ypres

As many as five separate engagements were fought during World War I for control of the strategically important Belgian town of Ypres and its environs. As the Allies sought to secure supply lines and thwart a German attempt to outflank their lines in the north, the Germans attacked toward the port cities of Boulogne and Calais. Also known as the First Battle of Flanders, the First Battle of Ypres, fought October 19 to November 22, 1914, was a costly Allied victory.



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Frederick’s Devil’s Brigade & Bringing Back the V-42 Stiletto

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Exercise Tiger: Deadly D-Day Rehearsal

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