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§746 The Western Front (1914-1918): IV-12.

IV-12 (§746):

The greater camp in march shall be forced to recoil,
Hardly shall be pursued further:
The army shall be camped anew, its legion being reduced,
Then shall be utterly driven out of France.

(Le camp plus grand de route mis en fuite,
Gueres plus outre ne sera pourchassé:
Ost recampé, & legion reduicte,
Puis hors des Gaules du tout sera chassé.)

NOTES« IV-12 (November 1918) The retreat of the German troops and their complete withdrawal to the border after the truce in November 1918 are here predicted.» (Centurio, 1953, p.89).

Ost
: = « arm
ée (army).» (Godefroy).

Recampé: « Recamper.
Se recamper. Camper de nouveau (to camp anew). Recampé. Campé de nouveau (camped anew).» (Huguet).

This quatrain seems to be molded on the following summary of the main military phases of the Western Front in the Great War (1914-1918): « The Great War. World War I [Aug 1914-Nov 1918] was also known as the Great War. Although it was a global conflict, the Focus was Europe, where the Central Powers – Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey – fought an alliance led by France, Britain and Russia. The US entered the war on the Anglo-French side in 1917. From the outset, the decisive area of conflict was Germany’s Western Front. The Germans [The greater camp (because of their scrupulous preparations)] invaded neutral Belgium and Luxembourg, overcoming Belgian resistance at Liege and Antwerp. French and British forces were driven into retreat southward after clashes at Mons and Charleroi [The greater camp in march]. At the Marne, however, French commander General Joseph Joffre rallied his forces for a counter-offensive and the Germans were pushed back [shall be forced to recoil]. After a desperate struggle at Ypres in autumn 1914, the rival armies dug into trenches that stretched from the North Sea to Switzerland. Massive resources were committed to offensives – by the Germans at Verdun and the Western Allies at the Somme – without breaking the stalemate [Hardly shall be pursued further]. Up to 1918, only a voluntary withdrawal by the Germans to the fortified Hindenburg Line [The army shall be camped anew] significantly changed the position of the armies. From March 1918 a series of large-scale German offensives broke through Allied defences and advanced the front line toward Paris. But, aided by the arrival of US troops [(on the contrary) its legion being reduced], the Allies halted the Germans at the Marne. A successful British offensive at Amiens in August initiated the “Hundred Days”, a series of advances that pushed the fighting back close to the German border [Then shall be utterly driven out of France].» (
DKHistory, p.344).
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We have covered 143 quatrains (§588-§730) concerning the World Events in the 19th century after Napoleonic ages [1821-1900] in the Prophecies of Nostradamus, and 218 in the 20th [1901-2000] (§731-§948).

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