Matt Hefler Presents: On This Day October 19, 1914

On this day (October 19th) in 1914: The First Battle of Ypres begins. The battle ends the Race to the Sea and the forces of Imperial Germany are kept from Calais and Dunkirk by Anglo-French forces. Attempts by both Allies and Germans to flank their opponents failed, and all sides settled into the trench warfare that would define the rest of the Western Front in the First World War.

Check out yesterday’s Matt Hefler Presents post.