Ref: WW516, 1920, Harmsworth
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Original map first published c.1920. Republished July 2016.
World war one map depicting the Western Front in France, during the first world war 1917, from St Quentin in the south, to Cambrai in the north east and Arras in the north west. The smaller inset maps feature the Battle of Cambrai and Bourlon Wood.
As published at the time of this map, c.19120:
The Battle of Cambrai (Nov - Dec.1917) included the subsidiary battle for the Bourlon Ridge. In Several ways it was one of the most remarkable British Offensives of the war. It was a surprise attack, marked by a novel method in tactics, unique in the annals of war. Tye battle had for its objective the important town of Cambrai and was undertaken to assist the sorely tried Italian armies by preventing the Germans increasing the pressure upon them by fresh divisions drawn from the Western Front. The battle was carefully organised, the main feature of the preparations being the remarkable plan to use Tanks in large numbers to take the place of the usual prolonged bombardment for the destruction of the Germans barbed wire defenses.
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