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|Engagements||Battle of the Somme|
Battle of Arras
Battle of Cambrai
Battle of Passchendaele
Battle of Amiens
Hundred Days Offensive
Sir Julian Byng
First World War
During August 1915 the Third Army took over trench line south of the French Tenth Army, which had to keep in position for the forthcoming autumn offensive. This made the Third Army geographically separate from the other British Armies for the time being. This remained the case until early 1916, when the French Tenth Army was redeployed because of French losses at Verdun and the British Fourth Army was formed.
The battles it took part in on the Western Front included:
- Battle of the Somme
- Battle of Cambrai
- Second Battle of Arras (April 1917)
- Battle of Passchendaele
- Battle of Amiens (August 1918)
- Hundred Days Offensive
Order of Battle
Third Army Order of Battle, August 1918.
- IV Corps
- XVII Corps
- General Charles Monro (July 1915 – September 1915)
- General Edmund Allenby (23 October 1915 – 9 June 1917)
- General Sir Julian Byng (9 June 1917 – 22 March 1919)
Notes and references
- "The British Armies of 1914-1918 - The Long, Long Trail". Retrieved 10 September 2016.
- Holmes 2004, p294
- Burton, Pierre, Marching as to war, 2001, Toronto
- Harper, Glyn, 1958- (2007). Dark journey. Auckland [N.Z.]: HarperCollins Publishers. p. 525. ISBN 9781869505790. OCLC 174060842.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- Holmes, Richard (2004). The Little Field Marshal: A Life of Sir John French. Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-297-84614-0.
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