conquest crescent

Conquest – taking control of a place or people by a military force

Conquest Crescent

World War I bore witness to a series of pivotal victories and conquests by the Allies, each playing a crucial role in determining the conflict’s outcome. The naming of one of the streets in Tanilba Bay by Henry F Halloran as Conquest Crescent holds profound significance, echoing the pivotal victories and conquests achieved by the Allies during World War I.

During World War I, the Allies achieved several significant conquests and military successes that contributed to the overall victory against the Central Powers.

Article World War 1 is Over Daily Mail, Long Beach California November 11, 1918. Wikipedia Commons Public Domain

Some notable Allied victories and conquests include:

Allied wounded after a battle near Rheims, France, during World War I. Allied soldiers, many wearing slings or medical dressings, pose for the camera. Despite their injuries, most manage to appear cheerful. The British government and military commanders considered it important for morale in Britain that troops were seen to be remaining positive and determined. Source Wikipedia Commons.

The Battle of the Marne (1914)

The Battle of the Marne took place in September 1914 and marked a turning point in the early stages of the war. The French and British forces, along with the newly formed French Sixth Army under General Maunoury, successfully halted the German advance towards Paris. The battle prevented a potential German victory in the West and established a more stable front line.

S. M. S. “Markgraf” a German cruiser in the naval battle off Jutland on 31 May 1916, Source Wikipedia Commons Public Domain.

The Battle of Jutland (1916)

While inconclusive, the Battle of Jutland was the largest naval battle of World War I and took place in the North Sea between the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet. The British maintained control of the North Sea, preventing a decisive naval victory for the Germans.

Canadian troops en route to a rest period after taking part in the capture of Vimy Ridge.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge (1917)

In April 1917, during the larger Battle of Arras, Canadian forces captured Vimy Ridge from the Germans. The success at Vimy Ridge is often considered a significant achievement for the Allies and showcased the effectiveness of meticulous planning and coordination.

The Battle of Messines, June 1917. Men of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers with their trophies after the capture of Wytschaete, 36th (Ulster) Division. Near Dranouter, 12 June 1917. Artist John Warwick Brooke  (1886–1929). Source: Wikipedia Commons Public Domain.

The Battle of Messines (1917)

The Battle of Messines, fought in June 1917, was a successful offensive by the British Second Army (part of the British Expeditionary Force). The battle aimed to capture the German-held Messines Ridge in Belgium and was a precursor to the larger Third Battle of Ypres.

The Battle of Cambrai, November-December 1917. Tank “Hilda” of H Battalion (in which General Biles led the six-mile line of 350 tanks at the Battle of Cambrai) on a railway truck at the railhead at Fins, after the battle. 6 December 1917. John Warwick Brooke  (1886–1929)  Source: British Imperial War Museum Wikipedia Commons Public Domain.

The Battle of Cambrai (1917)

The Battle of Cambrai, fought in November 1917, saw the first large-scale use of tanks in a coordinated attack. British forces, led by General Julian Byng, achieved initial success by breaking through the German lines. However, the battle ultimately became a stalemate.

Luxembourgers celebrating the liberation of their country and welcoming the arrival of Allied soldiers after the Armistice, November 1918.

The Hundred Days Offensive (1918)

The Hundred Days Offensive marked the final period of the war, starting in August 1918 and leading to the Armistice in November. It included a series of successful Allied offensives, such as the Battle of Amiens, the Battle of the Hindenburg Line, and the Battle of the Sambre. These offensives resulted in the gradual retreat of German forces and the eventual end of the war.

The German Withdrawal To the Hindenburg Line, March-April 1917
British 9.45-inch Heavy Trench Mortar and its crew in an old German trench in Pigeon Wood. It is snowing, and one of the men has placed a cover over the end of the barrel to protect it from the weather. Gommecourt, March 1917.

The Breaking of the Hindenburg Line (1918)

The breaking of the Hindenburg Line, a heavily fortified German defensive position, was a crucial part of the Hundred Days Offensive. Allied forces, including British, French, and American troops, breached the line in September 1918, leading to a series of German retreats.


These conquests, along with other successful offensives and strategic manoeuvres, contributed to the erosion of the Central Powers’ military capabilities and morale, ultimately leading to the armistice in November 1918 and the end of World War I.

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