Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Explorers' Club, № DXXXV

Operation AXIOM: The World War
11 January-13 March 1917: The British raided & probed along the Ancre battlefront to test new tactics & weapons, to gather intelligence, & to divert German attention away from preparations for a looming British offensive at Arras; the Germans continued construction of elaborate defensive works known as the "Hindenburg Line" (or Siegfried Position, Siegfriedstellung) & preparations for withdrawal to same.

Lest we forget.

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