meaning of battle of ypres

battle of ypres meaning in General Dictionary

struggle in World War we (1917); an Allied offensive which eventually failed because tanks bogged down inside waterlogged soil of Flanders; Germans introduced mustard gas which interfered because of the Allied artillery

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  • battle in World War I (1915); Germans wanted to try chlorine (a toxic yellow gas) as a weapon and succeeded in taking considerable territory from the Allied salient
  • struggle in World War we (1914); heavy but indecisive battling while the Allies as well as the Germans both tried to break through the outlines for the other people