Battle of Messines

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Historical Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

The British Second Army under General Plumer launched an offensive near Messines. The use of mines proved extremely effective in disrupting German defences, and the attack proved highly successful.

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Editors. "Battle of Messines". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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