The Battle of Neuve Chapelle (10–13 March 1915) took place in the First World War. It was a British offensive in the Artois region of France and broke through at Neuve-Chapelle but the British were unable to exploit the success.
The First Battle of Champagne (French: 1ère Bataille de Champagne) was fought from 20 December 1914 – 17 March 1915 in World War I in the Champagne region of France, between the French Fourth Army and the German Third Army.
The First Battle of Ypres, also called the First Battle of Flanders (French: 1re Bataille des FlandresGerman: Erste Flandernschlacht), was a First World War battle fought for the strategically important town of Ypres in western
The Battle of the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme, German: Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire.
Britain, led by Prime Minister Herbert Asquith, had given Germany an ultimatum to remove their troops from Belgium by midnight of August 3rd.
Germany's invasion of Belgium occured as part of their plan to knock France out of the war quickly, before switching to attack Russia. This plan, known as the schlieffen plan, had challenged the 1839 treaty signed by the UK, that guaranteed Belgian soverignty.