Black Day of the German Army in this war

Date from 08 August 1918
Place Amiens
Category Remark
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

This remark is attributed to General Erich Ludendorff (1865-1937) following the unprecedented Allied advance on the 8 August 1918, the first day of the Battle of Amiens. The statement reveals Ludendorff's pragmatic realisation of the growing strength of the Allies (especially in connection with the promise of massive numbers of US troops) and the exhaustion of the German armies in France.

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