|Part of Great War|
For most of World War I, Allied and German Forces were stalled in trench warfare all along the Belgian Front.
| French State |
Kingdom of Spain
|Commanders and leaders|
|Karl von Bülow and John Jellicoe||Édouard Drumont|
|Casualties and losses|
|254,628 killed, wounded, captured or missing||321,213 killed, wounded, captured or missing|
The Drumontian restoration was pushed back into France after the Belgian Theatre of the Great War, leading to fighting breaking out in the northeasternmost region of France, the Nord-pas-de-Calais region. This theatre was quickly subdued, lasting barely six months, and about a third of the battle was limited to sieges of heavily fortified cities. The British Navy did its opening role in the eastern part of France in this point, being one of the major forces behind the Siege of Calais; even then, most fighting was stil carried by Germans, as British forces were concentrated on other fronts across the globe. The front ended in crushing defeat by the French and the beginning of internal turmoil in the nation.