On this day, Sun Apr 29 21:15:06 +0000 2018, One Hundred Years Ago


Germans attack with 11 divisions on the Western Front. French and British driven back, however, Ludendorff suspends the attack. In the last three weeks, the Germans have lost 30,000 soldiers, the Allies 20,000.
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On this day, Sat Apr 21 09:00:40 +0000 2018, One Hundred Years Ago


Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, is shot down and killed by Captain Roy Brown (Canadian). The German air ace lands his plane but when troops inspect it, the pilot has already died.
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On this day, Fri Apr 20 09:00:47 +0000 2018, One Hundred Years Ago


655 American troops in Seicheprey are caught up in a German “storm troop” attack. 81 US troops killed, 187 wounded, 187 missing or taken prisoner and over 200 affected by effects of gas. Pershing is angry at what he sees as poor leadership but the Allies are more understanding.