FIRST BATTLE OF PYRES

Sept/Oct 1914       After the Battle of the Aisne, both the Germans and Allied forces had   entrenched. Each side was trying to out-flank each other in a bid for open warfare.

 

The trenches eventually reached the sea and the engagement was known as “The race to the Sea” As the entrenchment reached Ypres, the trenches stayed on the high ground by going to the East of the town.

 

A salient was forming.

 

10th Nov 1914      Following a number of attacks and counter-attacks, the entrenchment settled down into a semi-circle around Ypres.

 

Intense cold halted any further large-scale activities and both sides settled down to making themselves as comfortable as possible in the trenches.

 

 

(Map showing Salient forming)

 

 

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