By Paul Kendall
The conflict of the Aisne fought in the course of September 1914 used to be a savage engagement and a whole surprise for the warriors of the British Expeditionary strength who have been expert to struggle cellular wars. once they reached the north financial institution of the Aisne the «Old Contemptibles» will be stopped by means of the Germans entrenched on excessive floor armed with laptop weapons, supported through heavy artillery. The allied commanders might naively ship their troops into futile attacks up uncovered slopes, with out hide to assault the German traces dug into positions at the ridges alongside the Chemin des Dames and hid by means of wooded area.
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Haig held onto his command until the end of the war. He retired from the British Army in June 1921 and was elevated to the peerage as Earl Haig of Bemersyde. He died on 30 January 1928 in London and was buried at Dryburgh Abbey, Bemersyde. GENERAL OBERST ALEXANDER VON KLUCK COMMANDER FIRST GERMAN ARMY Alexander von Kluck was born on 20 May 1846. He saw active service with the Prussian Army during Austro-Prussian War in 1866. He sustained two wounds at the Battle of Colombey-Neuilly in the Franco-Prussian War during 1870.
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The cries of the wounded who had been knocked off the girder and drowning enough to turn a man’s brain. Private Heys, 1st King’s (Liverpool) Regiment The Victoria Cross is won over and over again in a single day. They are brave! What if you were to see how the wounded act after the excitement of battle! They suffer their wounds, great and small, without a murmur; they get their wounds dressed, take chloroform, give consent to have their limbs amputated, just as if they were going to have their hair cut.