Allied Hundred Days Offensive Begins

World War I in Europe and the Russian Revolution (20 September 1918)

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The German Spring offensives had ground to a halt by mid July. With the Germans exhausted and the arrival of fresh American troops, the Allies were ready to launch their own offensives. Starting in early August, they soon forced the Germans to retreat.

Meanwhile, in the East, the Allies were now advancing rapidly against the Bulgarians in Macedonia and the Ottoman Turks in Palestine, while other Allied forces tried to push Russia back into the War.