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The Arras offensive, 1917 (Battle of Arras)

9 April -16 June 1917: the Arras offensive. Once again the British are called upon to launch an attack in support to a larger French offensive: the battles of the Chemin des Dames and the…


The Long, Long Trail guide to Arras

Arras is not only an interesting and historical town to visit in its own right – it’s a great centre for touring the battlefields of Loos, Notre Dame de Lorette, Vimy Ridge and of the…





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Starter reading to the Battle of Arras 1917

The Battle of Arras was for a long time a fairly neglected part of the war in terms of readable histories, but that has changed greatly in recent times. So where should someone new to…



The Second Battles of Arras, 1918

26 August – 3 September, 1918: the Second Battles of Arras, 1918. First and Third Armies attack successful from Arras and break the German Drocourt-Queant Line. Phase: the Battle of the Scarpe, 26 – 30…


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12th (Eastern) Division

The 12th (Eastern) Division in 1914-1918 The Division came into existence as a result of Army Order No. 324, issued on 21 August 1914, which authorised the formation of the six new Divisions of K1….


Gazetteer of the Western Front: Achicourt

Location Achicourt is village or small town in the Pas de Calais near the city of Arras. 50°16’24.4″N 2°45’27.5″E or 50.273430, 2.757638 History Developed alongside the small river Crinchon, the village had names in far…