Hundred Days Offensive

Amiens was the final turning point. Even the German general staff were convinced the war was lost. The Kaisers forces were reeling and exhausted, but the German Empire was determined to hold out long enough to negotiate an armistice, rather than suffer total defeat.

Marshal Foch meanwhile was resolved to maintain the pressure on the enemy, and the Allies continued the attacks until the end of the war, in what was known after the war as the Hundred Days Offensive. Battered though the Germans may have been, forcing them back yet further would be no easy task. The Hindenburg Line, a line of bunkers and fortifications that had been under construction for almost two years, remained as the final defensive line. The Germans considered it impregnable - they would shelter behind it, refusing to surrender, while the politicians would negotiate.

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