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THE FRENCH ARMY AT THE CHEMIN DES DAMES

 
Le Miroir’s front page, 3rd June 1917

From September 1914, the area of the Chemin des Dames was attacked by the 5th French Army’s troops commanded by General Franchet d’Esperey.

After the British left, at the end of October 1914, the front of the Chemin des Dames was hold by the 6th army in the West (as far as Soissons) and by the 5th army in the East (as far as Reims).
Both armies, under the command of Generals Mangin and Mazel, participated to the 16th April 1917’s offensive.

In 1914, the French Army counted active and reserve troops. Elder men were mobilized in the territorial army.

An active division counted approximately 16,000 men: from 4 regiments until 3 battalions each one, from 1 reserve regiment until 2 battalions, from 1 artillery regiment until 9 batteries.

WATCH OUT ! Only pages marked out with an asterisk are completed. Concerning the others, we still don’t have detailed information about their exact role in the battles of the Chemin des Dames.

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