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The agony of the German army
Gen. Ludendorff
My War Memories
8 August was the black day of the German Army in the history of this war.
Early on 8 August, in a dense fog, rendered still thicker by artificial mean, the English mainly with Australian and Canadian divisions, and the French attacked between Albert and Moreuil with strong squadrons of tanks but otherwise in no great superiority. Between the Somme and the Luce they...
The Spring Offensive, also known as Kaiserschlacht (the "battle for the Emperor"), was the last major offensive of the German military forces on the western front. The Germanic general staff rested in it all the hopes of victory, before the American forces arrived in large numbers, making the numerical superiority of the Allies overwhelming. The desperate German attacks, even arriving at the gates of Paris and endangering the Anglo-French positions, ended in nothing with heavy losses that could...
The Hindenburg Line was conceived as an impressive line of strategic retreat, behind which bleed the Allies, waiting for the German industry and the situation at the front would lay the favourable conditions to launch the final assault on the Anglo-French. It was built through a salient of the German front, so the Deutsches Heer would have shortened their front fifty kilometres, taking the availability of thirteen divisions and fifty heavy artillery batteries. The new line was long 140...
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