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List of German Empire battles in the World War I, listed alphabetically with photos, images, and maps when possible. Every major battle, skirmish, or conflict in World War I involving the German Empire is included here, along with information like exactly where the battle took place. If you want to learn even more about these World War I battles that involved World War I you can click on the names of the battles for more information.

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7th Cruiser Squadron is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
United Kingdom - The 7th Cruiser Squadron was a blockading force of the Royal Navy during the First World War used to close the English Channel to German traffic. It was employed patrolling an area of the North ...more

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Action of 15 October 1917 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Celtic Sea - The Action of 15 October 1917 was a naval engagement of World War I between Imperial Germany and the United States off the coast of Mind Head, Ireland.

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Action of 17 November 1917 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Atlantic Ocean - The Action of 17 November 1917 was a naval battle of the First World War. The action was fought between a German U-boat and two United States Navy destroyers in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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Action of 18 June 1918 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Atlantic Ocean - The Action of 18 June 1918 was an attack on two allied ships near Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean by an Imperial German Navy u-boat during World War I. Sinking an allied merchant vessel, the ...more

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Action of 21 May 1918 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Atlantic Ocean - The Action of 21 May 1918 was a naval engagement of World War I fought between an American armed yacht and a German submarine in the Atlantic Ocean off Spain.

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Action of 22 September 1914 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Action of 22 September 1914 North Sea - The Action of 22 September 1914 was a naval engagement that took place during the First World War, in which three obsolete British Royal Navy cruisers, manned mainly by reservists and sometimes ...more

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Action of 4 May 1917 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Action of 4 May 1917 North Sea - The Action of 4 May 1917 was a naval and air engagement of the First World War in the North Sea. The action took place between the German Zeppelin LZ 92, several German submarines and a naval ...more

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Action of 5 September 1918 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Atlantic Ocean - The Action of 5 September 1918 was a naval battle 200 mi off the coast of France in the North Atlantic during World War I. The action was fought between a German U-boat and American warships.

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Atlantic U-boat Campaign is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Atlantic U-boat Campaign English Channel - The Atlantic U-boat campaign of World War I was the prolonged naval conflict between German submarines and the Allied navies in Atlantic waters—the seas around the British Isles, the North Sea ...more

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Baralong Incidents is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Atlantic Ocean - The Baralong incidents were naval engagements of the First World War in August and September 1915, involving the Royal Navy Q-ship HMS Baralong, later renamed HMS Wyandra, and two German ...more

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Battle for Lake Tanganyika is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Lake Tanganyika - The Battle for Lake Tanganyika was a series of naval engagements that took place between elements of the Royal Navy, Force Publique and the Kaiserliche Marine between December 1915 and February ...more

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Battle of Albert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Somme, France - The Battle of Albert, comprised the first two weeks of Anglo-French offensive operations in the Battle of the Somme. The Allied preparatory artillery bombardment commenced on 24 June and the ...more

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Battle of Ambos Nogales is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Nogales, Arizona, United States of America - The Battle of Ambos Nogales, or as it is known in Mexico La batalla del 27 de agosto, was an engagement fought on 27 August 1918, between Mexican forces and elements of United States Army ...more

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Battle of Amiens is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Amiens, France - The Battle of Amiens, also known as the Third Battle of Picardy, which began on 8 August 1918, was the opening phase of the Allied offensive later known as the Hundred Days Offensive that ...more

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Battle of Armentières is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Armentières, France - The Battle of Armentières was fought by German and Franco-British forces in northern France in October 1914, during reciprocal attempts by the opposing armies to envelop the northern ...more

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Battle of Arras is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Arras, France - The Battle of Arras was a British offensive during the First World War. From 9 April to 16 May 1917, British, Canadian, South African, New Zealand, Newfoundland, and Australian troops attacked ...more

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Battle of Arras is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Arras, France - The Battle of Arras, was an attempt by the French Army to outflank the German Army, which was attempting to do the same thing during the "Race to the Sea", a misleading term for ...more

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Battle of Aubers Ridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Armentières, France - The Battle of Aubers Ridge was a British offensive on the Western Front on 9 May 1915 during World War I. The battle was part of the British contribution to the Second Battle of Artois, a ...more

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Battle of Bakhmach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Bakhmach, Ukraine - Battle of Bakhmach, was a battle between the Czechoslovak Legion in Russia and German forces occupying Ukraine. The battle lasted from March 8 to March 13, 1918 over the city of Bakhmach, today ...more

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Battle of Bazentin Ridge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Picardy, France - The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, launched by the British Fourth Army at dawn on 14 July 1916, marked the start of the second phase of the Battle of the Somme. Dismissed beforehand by a French ...more

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Battle of Beersheba is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Beersheba, Israel - The Battle of Beersheba, was fought on 31 October 1917, when the Egyptian Expeditionary Force attacked and captured the Yildirim Army Group garrison at Beersheba, beginning the Southern ...more

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Battle of Bita Paka is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Battle of Bita Paka New Britain, Papua New Guinea - The Battle of Bita Paka was fought south of Kabakaul, on the island of New Britain, and was a part of the invasion and subsequent occupation of German New Guinea by the Australian Naval and ...more

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Battle of Broodseinde is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
The Battle of Broodseinde was fought on 4 October 1917 near Ypres in Flanders, at the east end of the Gheluvelt plateau, by the British Second and Fifth armies and the German Fourth Army. The ...more

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Battle of Bukoba is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Battle of Bukoba Lake Victoria - The Battle of Bukoba was the first victory for Entente forces in German East Africa, coming after the disastrous battles of Tanga and Jassin. The British objective was the destruction of the ...more

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Battle of Cambrai is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Cambrai, France - The Battle of Cambrai was a British offensive and German counter-offensive battle in the First World War. Cambrai, in the Nord département, was a key supply point for the German Siegfried ...more

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Battle of Cambrai is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Cambrai, France - The Battle of Cambrai, 1918 was a battle between troops of the British First, Third and Fourth Armies and German Empire forces during the Hundred Days Offensive of the First World War. The ...more

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Battle of Caporetto is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Soča - The Battle of Caporetto, took place from 24 October to 19 November 1917, near the town of Kobarid, on the Austro-Italian front of World War I. The battle was named after the Italian name of the ...more

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Battle of Charleroi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Charleroi, Belgium - The Battle of Charleroi, or the Battle of the Sambre, was fought on 21 August 1914, by the French Fifth Army and the German 2nd and 3rd armies, during the Battle of the Frontiers. The French ...more

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Battle of Cocos is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Indian Ocean - The Battle of Cocos was a single-ship action that occurred on 9 November 1914, after the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney responded to an attack on a communications station at Direction ...more

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Battle of Coronel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Pacific Ocean - The First World War naval Battle of Coronel took place on 1 November 1914 off the coast of central Chile near the city of Coronel. German Kaiserliche Marine forces led by Vice-Admiral Graf ...more

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Battle of Dogger Bank is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Battle of Dogger Bank North Sea - The Battle of Dogger Bank was a naval battle fought near the Dogger Bank in the North Sea on 24 January 1915, during the First World War, between squadrons of the British Grand Fleet and the ...more

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Battle of Dover Strait is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Strait of Dover - Royal Navy destroyers defeated a superior force of German Kaiserliche Marine torpedo boats

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Battle of Buqqar Ridge is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Palestine - The Battle of el Buqqar Ridge took place on 27 October 1917, when one infantry regiment and cavalry troops of the Yildirim Army Group, attacked the 8th Mounted Brigade of the Egyptian ...more

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Battle of Épehy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Épehy, France - The Battle of Épehy was a World War I battle fought on 18 September 1918, involving the British Fourth Army against German outpost positions in front of the Hindenburg Line.The village of ...more

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Battle of Festubert is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Neuve-Chapelle, France - The Battle of Festubert was an attack by the British army in the Artois region of France on the western front during World War I. The offensive formed part of a series of attacks by the French ...more

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Battle of Flirey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Battle of Flirey Marne, France - The Battle of Flirey was a First World War battle fought from 19 September – 11 October 1914. It resulted in a German victory against the French Army. The battle cut most of the roads and ...more

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Battle of Fromelles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Nord, France - The Battle of Fromelles, was a British military operation on the Western Front during World War I, subsidiary to the Battle of the Somme. General Headquarters of the British Expeditionary Force ...more

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Gallipoli Campaign is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Gallipoli, Turkey - The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli or the Battle of Çanakkale, was a campaign of World War I that took place on the Gallipoli ...more

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Battle of Givenchy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Neuve-Chapelle, France - Winter operations 1914–15 is a name given to military operations from 23 November 1914 – 6 February 1915, on the part of the Western Front held by the British Expeditionary Force, in French and ...more

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Battle of Grand Couronné is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Battle of Grand Couronné Meurthe-et-Moselle, France - The Battle of Grand Couronné took place after the Battle of the Frontiers, at the beginning of World War I. After the German victories of Sarrebourg and Morhange, the German pursuit by ...more

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Battle of Haelen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Battle of Haelen Gete, Belgium - The Battle of Haelen or Halen, also known as the Battle of the Silver Helmets was a cavalry battle at the beginning of World War I. Halen is a small market town which lay along the principal ...more

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Battle of Hamel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Hamel, Nord, France - The Battle of Hamel was a successful attack launched by the Australian Corps of the Australian Imperial Force and several American units against German positions in and around the town of Le ...more

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Battle of Havrincourt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Havrincourt, France - The Battle of Havrincourt was a World War I battle fought on 12 September 1918, involving the British Third Army against German troops, including those of the 3rd and 10th Corps, in the town of ...more

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Battle of Heligoland Bight is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
North Sea - The First Battle of Heligoland Bight was the first naval battle of the First World War, fought on 28 August 1914, between the United Kingdom and Germany. The battle took place in the ...more

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Battle of Jassin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
German East Africa - The Battle of Jassin was a World War I battle that took place on 18– 19 January 1915 at Jassin on the German East African side of the border with British East Africa between a German ...more

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Battle of Jerusalem is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
Mediterranean Sea - The Battle of Jerusalem occurred during the British Empire's "Jerusalem Operations" against the Ottoman Empire, when fighting for the city developed from 17 November, continuing after ...more

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Battle of Jutland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
North Sea - The Battle of Jutland was a naval battle fought by the British Royal Navy's Grand Fleet under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe against the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet under Vice-Admiral ...more

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Battle of Kilimanjaro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
German East Africa - The Battle of Kilimanjaro at Longido took place in German East Africa in November 1914 and was an early skirmish during the East African Campaign of the First World War.

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Battle of Kisaki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
German East Africa - The Battle of Kisaki was a confrontation between German and South Africa forces near the town of Kisaki, German East Africa, on 7–11 September 1916.

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Battle of Kondoa Irangi is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list World War I Battles Involving the German Empire
German East Africa - The Battle of Kondoa Irangi was a battle of the East African Campaign of World War I.