Battle of Courtrai (1918)

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Flu Press, Oct 17, 2011 - History - 52 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Battle of Courtrai (also known as the Second Battle of Belgium (French: 2 me Bataille de Belgique) and the Battle of Roulers (French: Bataille de Roulers)) was one of a series of offensives in northern France and southern Belgium that took place in late September and October 1918.After the successful breaking of the Hindenburg Line (see the Fifth Battle of Ypres), the Allies conceived a strategy of pursuing the Germans for as long as possible (until stopped by the winter rains). Encountering poor terrain brought the Hundred Days Offensive to a halt after the Fifth Battle of Ypres. However by mid-October the Army Group of Flanders (G.A.F.), (comprising twelve Belgian, ten British (from the BEF's 2nd Army) and six French Divisions (from the French 6th Army) under the command of King Albert I of Belgium), was ready to resume the offensive.

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