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  • The Battle of Liège (5th August - 16th August 1914)
  • The Battle of the Frontiers (7th August - 25th August 1914)
  •   including:
    • The Battle of Mulhouse (7th August - 10th August 1914)
    • The Battle of Lorraine (14th August - 25th August 1914)
    • The Battle of the Ardennes (21st August - 23rd August 1914)
    • The Battle of Charleroi (21st August 1914)
    • The Battle of Mons (23rd August 1914)
  • The Battle of Haelen (12th August 1914)
  • The Battle of Antivari (16th Aug 1914)
  • The Siege of Namur (21st August - 23rd August 1914)
  • Battle of Heligoland Bight (28th Aug 1914)
  • The Siege of Maubeuge (24th August - 7th September 1914)
  • The Battle of Kras'nik, Northern Galicia. (23rd to 25th August 1914 )
  • The Battle of Zanzibar
  • The Texel Action
  • The Battle of Le Cateau (26th August - 27th August 1914)
  • The Battle of Tannenberg (26th to 31st Aug 1914)
  • Gallipoli Campaign (27th Aug 1914 - 9th Jan 1916)   including:
    • Naval Operations in the Dardanelles
    • The Battle of Eski Hissarlik
    • First Battle of Krithia
    • Second Battle of Krithia
    • Third Battle of Krithia
    • Battle of Gully Ravine
    • Attack at Achi Baba Nullah.
    • Battle of Sari Bair
    • Battle of Krithia Vineyard
    • Battle of Lone Pine
    • Battle of the Nek
    • Battle of Chunuk Bair
    • Battle of Scimitar Hill
    • Battle of Hill 60 (Gallipoli)
    • The Evacuation
  • The Battle of Guise, St. Quentin (29th August - 30th August 1914)
  • The First Battle of the Marne (5th September - 12th September 1914)
  • The Battle of Tarnavka, Galicia (7th - 9th September)
  • The Battle of Karonga, East Aftrica. (9th September 1914)
  • The First Battle of the Aisne (13th - 28th September 1914)
  • Bombardment of Papeete(22nd September 1914)
  • The First Battle of Albert (25th September - 29th September 1914)
  • The First Battle of Artois (27th September - 10th October 1914)
  • The Siege of Antwerp (28th September - 10th October 1914)
  • The Battle of Arras (1st October - 4th October 1914)
  • The Battle of Jabassi (7th to 14th Oct 1914)
  • The First Battle of Ypres (14th October - 22nd November 1914)
  •   including:
    • Battle of Langemarck (21st – 24th October 1914)
    • Battle of Polygon Wood (24th – 31st October 1914)
    • Battle of Gheluvelt (25th – 31st October 1914)
    • Battle of La Bassée (10th October – 2nd November)
    • Battle of Armentières (13th October – 2nd November)
    • Fabeck's offensive (29 October – 14 November 1914)
    • Battle for Wytschaete–Messines
    • The Battle of the Yser (18th October 1914 - 29th October 1914)
  • The Battle of the Rufiji Delta (Oct 1914 - Jul 1915)
  • The Battle of Penang/a> (28th Oct 1914)
  • Battle of Coronel (1st Nov 1914)
  • The Raid on Yarmouth (3rd Nov 1914)
  • The Battle of Cocos (8th November 1914)
  • The Battle of the Falkland Islands (8th December 1914)
  • The Bombardment of Hartlepool (16th December 1914)
  • The Bombardment of Whitby (16th December 1914)
  • The Bombardment of Scarborough (16th December 1914)
  • The Battle of Givenchy (18th December - 22nd December 1914)
  • The First Battle of Champagne (20th December 1914 - 17th March 1915)
  • Battle of Dogger Bank (24th January 1915)
  • Battle of Aland Islands
  • The Battle of Neuve-Chapelle (10th March - 13th March 1915)
  • The Second Battle of Ypres (22nd April - 25th May 1915)
  •   including:
    • The Battle of Gravenstafel (22nd April – 23rd April 1915)
    • The Battle of St Julien (24th April – 4th May 1915)
    • The Battle of Frezenberg (8th May – 13th May 1915)
    • The Battle of Bellewaarde (24th May – 25th May 1915)
    • The Battle of Durazzo
    • The Battle of Hooge (30th – 31st July 1915)
  • The Second Battle of Artois (9th May – 15th May 1915)
  • The Second Battle of Champagne (25th September - 6th October 1915)
  • Battle of Mas a Tierra 1915
  • Battle of the Gulf of Riga
  • The Third Battle of Artois (15th September – 4th November 1915)
  • The Second Attack on Bellewaerde (25th September 1915)
  • The Battle of Loos (25th - 28th September 1915)
  • Battle of Ctesiphon (22nd - 25th November 1915)
  • The Battle of Lake Tanganika (Dec 1915 - Feb 1916)
  • Battle of Dogger Bank (10th February 1916)
  • Naval Action (29th Feb 1916)
  • Noordhinder Bank Action
  • The Battle of Verdun (21st February – 18th December 1916)
  • The Irish Uprising (April 1916)
  • The Bombardment of Yarmouth & Lowestoft (26th Apr 1916)
  • The Battle of Hulluch (27th April - 29th April 1916)
  • The Battle of Jutland (31st May 1916)
  • The Bombardment of Sunderland
  • The Northern Patrol
  • The Battle of the Somme (1st July 1916 - 18th November 1916)
  •   including:
    • Battle of Albert (1st – 13th July 1916)
    • Battle of Bazentin Ridge (14th – 17th July 1916)
    • Battle of Delville Wood (14th July – 15th September 1916)
    • Battle of Pozières Ridge (23rd July – 7th August 1916)
    • Battle of Guillemont (3rd – 6th September 1916)
    • Battle of Ginchy (9th September 1916)
    • Battle of Flers–Courcelette (15th – 22nd September 1916)
    • Battle of Morval (25th – 28th September 1916)
    • Battle of the Transloy Ridges (1st October – 11th November 1916)
    • Battle of Thiepval Ridge (26th – 28th September 1916)
    • Battle of the Ancre Heights (1st October – 11th November 1916)
    • Battle of the Ancre (13th – 18th November 1916)
  • Battle of Fromelles (19th – 20th July 1916)
  • The Battle of Dover Strait (26th – 27th October 1916)
  • Naval Action (5th Nov 1916)
  • Operation Albion
  • Naval Action (16th Mar 1917)
  • The Battle of Vimy Ridge (9th April - 12th April 1917)
  • The Battle of Arras (9th April - 16th May 1917)
  • The Second Battle of the Aisne - The Third Battle of Champagne (16th April – 9th May 1917)
  • The Battle of Dover Strait (20th – 21st April 1917)
  • Naval Action (4th May 1917)
  • The Battle of Messines (7th June - 14th June 1917)
  • Lerwick Action
  • The Third Battle of Ypres (31st July – 10th November 1917)
  •   including:
    • Battle of Pilckem Ridge (31st July – 2nd August 1917)
    • Capture of Westhoek (10 August 1917)
    • The Battle of Hill 70 (15th - 25th August 1917)
    • Battle of Langemarck (16th – 18th August 1917)
    • Battle of the Menin Road Ridge (20th – 25th September 1917)
    • Battle of Polygon Wood (26th September – 3 October 1917)
    • Battle of Broodseinde (4th October 1917)
    • Battle of Poelcappelle (9 October 1917)
    • First Battle of Passchendaele (12 October 1917)
    • Battle of Malmaison (23rd October – 2nd November 1917)
    • Second Battle of Passchendaele (26th October – 10th November 1917)
  • The Battle of Moon Sound
  • Naval Action (15th Aug 1917)
  • Battle of Caporetto (24th October – 19th November 1917)
  • The Battle of Cambrai (20th November - 3rd December 1917)
  • Zeebrugge Raid
  • The German Battle Plan 1918
  • The Spring Offensive/ Operation Michael (21st March – 18th July 1918)
    • The Battle of Estaires (9th – 11th April 1918)
    • The Battle of the Lys (9th April - 29th April 1918 1918)
    • The Battle of Messines (10th – 11th April 1918)
    • The Battle of Hazebrouck (12th – 15th April 1918)
    • The Battle of Bailleul (13th – 15th April 1918)
    • The First Battle of Kemmel (17th – 19th April 1918)
    • The Second Battle of Kemmel (25th – 26th April 1918)
    • The Battle of the Scherpenberg (29th April 1918)
  • The North Sea Mine Barrage 1918
  • 2nd Battle of Heligoland Bight
  • 1st Ostend Raid
  • 2nd Ostend Raid
  • The Bakar Mockery
  • The Battle of Béthune (18 April 1918)
  • The Third Battle of the Aisne (27th May – 6th June 1918)
  • The Battle of Cantigny (28th May 1918)
  • The Battle of Belleau Wood (1st June – 26th June 1918)
  • The Battle of Hamel (4th July 1918)
  • The Second Battle of the Marne/Battle of Reims (15th July – 6th August 1918)
  • The Battle of Château-Thierry (18th July 1918)
  • The Hundred Days Offensive (8th August – 11th November 1918)
  •   including:
  • Battle of Amiens (8th - 11th Aug 1918)
  • Second Battle of the Somme (15th Aug 1918- )
  • Second Battle of Bapaume (22nd Aug - 1st Sep 1918)
  • Battle of Mont St. Quentin (31st Aug 1918)
  • Battle of Péronne
  • Battle of Canal du Nord
  • Battle of St. Quentin Canal
  • Battle of Cambrai





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