History of War

CYRIL FRISBY & THOMAS JACKSON

“THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE DAY UNTIL HE WAS KILLED THIS YOUNG N.C.O. SHOWED THE GREATEST VALOUR AND DEVOTION TO DUTY AND SET AN INSPIRING EXAMPLE TO ALL”
– London Gazette, 26 November 1918
“CAPT. FRISBY REALISED AT ONCE THAT UNLESS THIS POST WAS CAPTURED THE WHOLE ADVANCE IN THIS AREA WOULD FAIL”
– London Gazette, 26 November 1918

Following the German Spring Offensive in March 1918, the Allies launched a series of successful counterattacks from May to July 1918 that forced the Germans to fall back. These were followed by a series of Allied attacks, which have become known as the Hundred Days Offensive, beginning with the Battle of Amiens in early August. These campaigns drove the Germans out of France and contributed to bringing World War I to a successful close.

Success at Amiens was followed by attacks launched in the north at Albert, adhering to Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig’s plans to avoid massive losses. The forces that were involved consisted mainly of men from Great Britain and

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