Stabilisation of the Western Front

  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott


Following the establishment of static trench lines from the river Aisne eastwards, both sides attempted to secure victory by turning the open western flank of the battlefront. Between mid-September and mid-October 1914 divisions were hurried westwards, but neither side could secure decisive strategic advantage in this ‘race to the sea’. By November 1914 the solid trench front had consolidated all the way to the Channel coast.


Western Front French Formation Channel Coast French Corps Advance Retreat 
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© Matthew Hughes & William J. Philpott 2005

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  • Matthew Hughes
  • William J. Philpott

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