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The Ardennes

Battle Name : The Ardennes

Date(s) : 20 August 1914 - 25 August 1914

Part of : First World War , The Western Front , The Battles of the Frontiers ,

Outcome : A victory for German Imperial Forces over French Army

Type of battle : Land


The French Third and Fourth armies advanced into the path of the German Fourth and Fifth armies manouvering as part of the Schlieffen plan. The French were seriously outnumbered and took heavy losses before re-organising west of the River Meuse anchored on the Fortress of Verdun.