‘The Nivelle Offensive of 1917’ by John G Chester
21 Oct

The Nivelle Offensive started in April 1917 and continued until May 1917. The huge offensive, involving 1.2 million men, was the plan of Robert Nivelle, Commander-in-Chief of the French Army. By the time the Nivelle Offensive was over, tens of thousands of Allied troops had been killed or wounded; the French Army had been pushed to mutiny in over half its divisions and Nivelle had been sacked.

IMAGE: French infantry advance on the Chemin des Dames.

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21 Oct 2017 14:00