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Battle of Armentières
Part of the Race to the Sea on the Western Front (World War I)
DateOctober 13 – November 2, 1914
LocationArmentières
Result Inconclusive
Belligerents

United Kingdom British Empire

  • British Raj Red Ensign.svg British India
Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire
Commanders and leaders
United Kingdom Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien, German Empire Crown Prince Rupprecht


This battle was part of the Race to the Sea campaign of World War I.[1] During this battle the British successfully held the line in their sector, against repeated German assaults.[2] To the south it merged into the Battle of La Bassée, to the north into the Battle of Messines.[3]

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