The Battle of Cambrai
Follow in the footsteps of the British and Commonwealth Forces fighting at Cambrai when the tank final came of age. See the battlefield sites and memorials at Gouzeaucourt, Villers Plouich, Noyelles and Cantaing, Marcoing and along the St Quentin Canal, Masnières, Havrincourt, Flesquières, The Canal du Nord, Anneux, Moeuvres, Bourlon Wood and Louverval.
The opening of the Battle of Cambrai on 20th November 1917 is often identified as the first demonstration of the new techniques and sophisticated technologies that were to be employed by the British and Commonwealth forces in the ultimate defeat of Imperial Germany. On that first day of the Battle of Cambrai, the British attack broke deeply and quickly into the apparently impregnable defences of the Hindenburg Line with comparatively few casualties. This early results were widely regarded as a great and spectacular achievement that would herald a new phase of the war. So positive were they in comparison to the recent slog through the mud to Passchendaele, that The Daily Mail called it a "Splendid Success" and headlined on 23rd November 1917 with "Haig through the Hindenburg Line". That was until it all started to go wrong ...
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