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- a river in N France, flowing NW and W to the Oise. 175 miles (280 km) long.
- a department in N France. 2868 sq. mi. (7430 sq. km). Capital: Laon.
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Examples from the Web for aisne
The credit for the crossing of the Aisne lies with the British troops.
This ended the first day's fighting on the battle of the Aisne.
The second phase of the battle of the Aisne contained two factors.
But why, since they were about to fall back, had they advanced to the line of the Aisne?The Downfall
The English Army had left the Aisne to operate in the north.Current History, A Monthly Magazine
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- a department of NE France, in Picardy region. Capital: Laon. Pop: 535 326 (2003 est). Area: 7428 sq km (2897 sq miles)
- a river in N France, rising in the Argonne Forest and flowing northwest and west to the River Oise: scene of a major Allied offensive in 1918 which turned the tide finally against Germany in World War I. Length: 282 km (175 miles)
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