The Final 100 Days - August 17, 1918

91 Days until Armistice

As operations wound down in the Amiens area, mopping up operations moved to secure their final objectives and create a firm front line. Daybreak on August 17th, 1918 saw the Corps make final attempts to capture Fresnoy-les-Roye – though they would abandon the objective by the end of the day. Although the routing of German forces from the area could be considered a minor success, the mounting difficulty of conducting operations in the area illustrated the futility of undertaking any further actions. Though the cities of Chaulnes and Roye lay just beyond the Corps’ newly established front lines, it would fall to the French Army to capture them.