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The newly formed British Fifth Army passes through Cugny, France, heading toward the Front. It played a major role in the Third Battle of Ypres beginning in July 1917 and suffered heavy casualties. Following this it was repositioned to the Somme in what had become a quiet sector of the Front. However, it was against this sector that the Germans launched their 1918 Spring Offensive. Below: A warm welcome for British soldiers from French civilians in Boulogne.

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