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First Allied Military Conference at Chantilly

In July 1915, British and German forces fought three engagements in Hooge, a village near Ypres with a destroyed chateau held by the Germans, and its stables held by the British. A British mine on July 19 opened a crater 120 feet across. On July 30, the Germans attacked with flamethrowers, the first time the British had faced the weapon. Map from Military Operations France and Belgium, 1915, Vol. II, by Brigadier-General J.E. Edmonds and Captain G.C. Wynne. Map by Major A.F. Becke R.A. (Retired) Hon. M.A. (Oxon.)
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Sketch 14
Hooge, 30th and 31st July 1915.
The Liquid-Fire Attack

Legend:
German Front Line before the Attack
German Front Line at the close of the Action
British trenches, captured or evacuated
British Front Line at the close of the Action
British trenches
Unoccupied crater

In July 1915, British and German forces fought three engagements in Hooge, a village near Ypres with a destroyed chateau held by the Germans, and its stables held by the British. A British mine on July 19 opened a crater 120 feet across. On July 30, the Germans attacked with flamethrowers, the first time the British had faced the weapon. Map from Military Operations France and Belgium, 1915, Vol. II, by Brigadier-General J.E. Edmonds and Captain G.C. Wynne. Map by Major A.F. Becke R.A. (Retired) Hon. M.A. (Oxon.)

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Sketch 14

Hooge, 30th and 31st July 1915.

The Liquid-Fire Attack



Legend:

German Front Line before the Attack

German Front Line at the close of the Action

British trenches, captured or evacuated

British Front Line at the close of the Action

British trenches

Unoccupied crater

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At the end of 1915, the military commanders of France, Great Britain, Russia, Italy, and Serbia agreed to major and simultaneous Allied offensives on the Western, Eastern, and Italian fronts in the coming year, but not on a timetable for them. Weeks later, Joffre and Haig [IS HAIG?], the French and British commanders, settled on the fulfillment of the conference, agreeing on a joint Franco-British offensive at the Somme River where the French and British forces met.

1915-12-06