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Second Battle of Champagne

25th September 1915

World War I Western Front:
On the first days, the offensive was successful and the Germans lost ground. Artillery fired a heavy bombardment for 3 days and then the advance began. 2 miles were gained. The next day, reinforcements arrived for the Germans and the offensive lost momentum until it finally ended on October 6.

The Germans counter attacked on October 30 and managed to reclaim all the territory lost to the French. The Plan was finally abandoned on November 6.

Overall the offensive had been disastrous for the French. They had lost 145,000 Men, while the Germans lost about half that number.

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