Alberich, Operation
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Alberich, Operation

Code name for the planned German rearward movement to the Hindenburg Line in February and March of 1917. Preparations for the withdrawal from the salient between Arras and Soissons had begun in the autumn of 1916 with the aim of disrupting Allied plans for an offensive in the spring of 1917 and shortening the German front line. Prior to the actual retreat, during the so-called Alberich period (February 9–March 15), the scheme called for the systematic devastation of the withdra…

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Pöhlmann, Markus, “Alberich, Operation”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 24 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0007>
First published online: 2015



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