Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps
Major and Mrs Holt's
Battlefield Guide Books and Maps - the Aisne
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Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps

Battles on and around the River Aisne in the First World War - full details are in the Guide Book

 

 

 

 

 

 

      
THE BATTLES OF THE RIVER AISNE 1914, 1917, 1918

WITH A GOOGLE MAP

The Battlefield Tour

This is one of 12 battlefield tours described in detail in our book Western Front-South which contains 390 coloured pictures and 14 maps in 370 pages. Taken in conjunction with the Chemin des Dames tour it takes around 8 hours.

 

The Fighting - this is a brief summary of the account in our book  Western Front - South

There were battles around the River Aisne virtually throughout the war.

On 13 September 1914 the BEF, moving north from the River Marne, crossed the River Aisne in pursuit of the Germans and for two weeks both sides fought tenaciously on and around the Chemin des Dames ridge. By the end of the month stalemate had been reached and trench warfare had begun. Had the BEF been just two hours earlier at the River Aisne the outcome could have been quite different. British casualties have been estimated at some 12,000.

Later in the war, in both 1917 and 1918 the Aisne once more figured prominently in the fighting in connection with the Chemin des Dames. As a result of the 1917 failures General Nivelle was replaced and the French Army was undermined by a series of mutinies. In 1918 the extraordinary success of the Kaiser's offensive took the Germans back across the river.

CLICK on the cover picture to the right to see details of the book.

Major and Mrs Holt's Western Front South Battlefield Guide Book, Cover
German War Cemetery on the Chemin des Dames
Loyal North Lancs Memorial, Cerny on the Chemin des Dames Caverne des Dragons Museum on the Chemin des Dames

On the far left is the Memorial to the 1st Loyal N Lancs at Cerny en Laonnois, next left is the Caverne des Dragons Museum and above is the WW2 German Cemetery also on the Chemin.

 

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OVER 300 PICTURES

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Why not get the Companion volume too and cover over 25 battles along the Western Front.

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View The Chemin des Dames Battlefield in a larger map

 

 

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Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps