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Official Event: April Challenge: A Foretaste of the Second War

April Challenge: A Foretaste of the Second War
SeriesMonthly Challenge
StatusFinished
Starts2018-04-06 09:00 CCT
Closes2018-06-30 23:59 CCT
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In the last year of the Great War, the German High Command was getting desperate. Almost four years of trench warfare on the Western Front had left all the major participants exhausted without producing victory. Russia had finally been defeated and German troops from the Eastern Front were streaming west. Meanwhile, however, the U.S. had entered the war, and American troops were disembarking in French ports. The Germans needed a decisive victory to knock either the British or the French out of the war before the Americans could tip the balance against them. Hindenburg rolled the dice on a grand offensive which was to cut the British Army in half and seize the Channel ports. He used every possible tactic existing -- massive bombardment, gas attack, infantry waves, tanks and cavalry -- as well as newly-developed covert infiltration tactics. In the end, the offensive gained good ground but not good enough. When it was over, the Germans were exhausted, and initiative passed to the Allies...
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