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On 21 March 1918, the Operation Michael began, first of the five offensives by the German army, the last on the Western Front. Ludendorff planned the last of these offensives; the battle began on 15 July , but the French army, supported by American, British and Italians troops, stopped the attack and rejected the Germans. Paradoxical was the name chosen for the offensive: Friedensturm, or “Peace Offensive”, especially considering the heavy losses suffered by the German and Allied forces.
 
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