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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian09 Aug 2018 7:48 p.m. PST

Britain and France on Tuesday marked 100 years since the decisive battle of Amiens that put Europe on the path to the end of World War One, in a sober ceremony in the northern French city's Gothic cathedral…


Bindon Blood10 Aug 2018 2:57 a.m. PST

A sadly unrecognised battle for most people who just don't understand the significance of the battle.

That said, if you mention the 100 Days Campaign most people (wargamers included) will think of the campaign 103 years before.

If the Germans had understood just how badly they were beaten during this period, we might not have had the rematch in 1939…

Army Prisoners Captured Guns Captured
BEF 188,700 2840
French 139,000 1880
American 43,200 1421
Belgian 14,500 474

Even if the German army had the will to continue the fight, it could not make up for losses on that scale.

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