Battle of france map. The battle of verdun french. Seconde bataille de la marne 15 july 6 august 1918 was the last major german offensive on the western front during the first world war. It was one of three huge mines and several smaller mines blown on this day at the launch of the british infantry attack in the battle of the somme. In world war ii the battle of france also known as the fall of france was the german invasion of france and the low countries executed from may 10 1940 which ended the phoney war.
Illustrating verdun and vicinity situation on february 21 1916. The battle of verdun feb 21 dec 18 1916. Historically and culturally among the most important nations in the western world france has also played a highly significant role in international affairs for centuries. Map description historical map of wwi.
The hundred years war actually 116 years between england and france was a bloody affair and at its end the english were finally vanquished from the land and the heroic feats of joan of arc and others memorialized in the history of france for all time. Its capital is paris one of the most important cultural and commercial centers in the world. French casualties amounted to about 400000 german ones to about 350000. The second battle of the marne french.
The mine under the german front line position at hawthorn redoubt was detonated at 0720 hours on 1 st july. Battle of verdun world war i engagement in which the french repulsed a major german offensive. The battle of cambrai an attack launched against the hindenburg line in november 1917 was yet another bloody and pointless offensive on the western front. Some 300000 were killed.
France country of northwestern europe.