Published By Ben Hillidge
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Armentières is a town in northern France on the border with Belgium and about mid-way between Bethune and Ypres. The Western Front was about 6kms east of the town. The main actions fought were the Battle of Armentieres in 1914 during the ‘Race to the Sea’ and during the 1918 German Spring Offensive (Kaiser Offensive) when the town was saturated in mustard gas.
1914 . Race to the Sea. Battle of Armentières, 13 October – 2 November 1914
Men on the Gates at the Battle of Battle of Armentières – Battle of Armentières, 1 Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry; 13 October – 2 November 1914.
B&O All YEARS. Armentières.