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1915 - British, Canadian and Indian troops launched a new round of attacks against the German line around Festubert, Germany. The Allies touck the village over four days. The attacks were called off on May 27 after only gaining minimal territory at the cost of 16,000 Allied casualties. (The Battle of Festubert)


World War I Quotes

"I...share your wish that peace should be maintained. But...I cannot consider Austria's action against Serbia an 'ignoble' war. Austria knows by experience that Serbian promises on paper are wholly unreliable. I understand its action must be judged as trending to get full guarantee that the Serbian promises shall become real facts...I therefore suggest that it would be quite possible for Russia to remain a spectator of the Austro-Serbian conflict without involving Europe in the most horrible war she ever witnessed."
- Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany in a telegram to Czar Nicholas II of Russia on July 29, 1914



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