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Soissons

In mid-January 1915, the Germans launched an offensive north of Soissons, France.
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Westl. Kriegschauplatz, Angriffe bei Crouy und Cuffies
Western Front, assaults on Crouy and Cuffies
Series 38/3
Reverse:
Ausgabe des Kriegsfürsorgeamtes Wien IX.
Zum Gloria-Viktoria Album
Sammel. u. Nachschlagewerk des Völkerkrieges
War Office Assistance Edition, Vienna IX
For Gloria Victoria album
Collection and reference book of international war

In mid-January 1915, the Germans launched an offensive north of Soissons, France.

Image text

Westl. Kriegschauplatz, Angriffe bei Crouy und Cuffies



Western Front, assaults on Crouy and Cuffies



Series 38/3



Reverse:

Ausgabe des Kriegsfürsorgeamtes Wien IX.

Zum Gloria-Viktoria Album

Sammel. u. Nachschlagewerk des Völkerkrieges



War Office Assistance Edition, Vienna IX

For Gloria Victoria album

Collection and reference book of international war

Other views: Larger

Soissons, France is on the Aisne River, at the western end of the Chemin des Dames, the Ladies' Road. It was a rail hub and an important supply center.

The city was attacked in January 12-15, 1915, but not captured, by General von Lochow. The French had attempted to 'improve their position' on January 7, 1915 on the north bank of the Aisne. A flood carried off the French bridges. In their counter-offensive of January 12 through 15, the Germans took over 5,000 French prisoners and 35 guns.

Soissons was taken by the Germans on May 28, 1918, during the Aisne Offensive, the third of the German Drives of 1918.

Soissons is a city in France.