25 September 1914
- The First Battle of Albert begins. The battle – part of the Race to the Sea – lasts 5 days. The Germans intend to outflank the French and drive westward to the English Channel, seizing the industrial and agricultural regions of Northern France and isolating Belgium. The outcome is inconclusive, since either side is able to defeat their opponent.
- The French town of Noyon is retaken by German forces; it was first captured on 26 August
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