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Le Cateau

/French lə kato/
noun
1.
a town in NE France: site (August 26, 1914) of the largest British battle since Waterloo, which led to the disruption of the German attack on the Allies. Pop: 7460 (1999)
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  • They had been severely mauled in two defeats, at le cateau and at Guise.

    The Wonder of War on Land

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • From Bavai to le cateau is twenty-two miles as the crow flies.

    The First Seven Divisions Ernest W. Hamilton
  • We have a friend in the pretty woman who got off in the rain at le cateau.

    Castle Craneycrow George Barr McCutcheon
  • In a fight near le cateau the Inniskillings lost many officers and men.

    The Irish at the Front Michael MacDonagh
  • During the fighting at le cateau one of the captains of his regiment fell in front of the British trenches.

  • Three hundred bombs were dropped on an aerodrome southeast of le cateau used by the German night bombing squadrons.

  • After the stand at le cateau, bad and blistered feet caused many to stop by the wayside.

  • This Brigade fought magnificently for several hours next day on the le cateau position.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • I was not even then fully aware of the terrible extent to which we had suffered at le cateau.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • I got back to Headquarters at le cateau late in the evening, (p. 072) where a budget of reports awaited me.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres

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