The fighting in France was still intense through the end of April as the second phase of the German spring offensive. May would see a pause in the intense fighting in France.

The result of operation Georgette, as the Germans characterized the scaled-down push (originally called Operation George), was undramatic. They did not succeed in splitting the British and French forces and did not drive the British back to the channel ports.

On the other hand, the Germans were depleting their manpower reserves, their economy was crumbling and allies, including Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria were tottering.
There would be a seeming pause in May as the Germans readied their next try.

 

Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or cmartin@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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