Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps
Major and Mrs Holt's
Battlefield Guide Books and Maps - the battles of Arras
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps

Illustrated battlefield guide books and maps of the First & Second World Wars

 

THE BATTLES OF ARRAS

New 100th Anniversary Edition with GPS locations and photos for all stops

The Battles.

The battle of Arras began in 1914. Though Arras itself was never permanently occupied by the Germans they spent two days in the town in September 1914 and a salient bulged east from the city into enemy territory throughout the war. With the German lines barely 2 miles away the town was always under heavy shellfire. Held initially by the French, and saved by the determination of General Foch not to give up the city and by magnificent efforts by General Barbot and his Zouaves, in 1916 they handed over to the British who stayed until the end of the war.The town is at the north eastern end of the Somme battlefields and has a great variety of restaurants and places to stay.

What there is to See

Under the town are miles of tunnels and chambers in which thousands of troops were stationed in preparation for assaults on the German lines. In 2006 a memorial to New Zealand tunnelers was placed above one of the entrances to the tunnels and an underground museum has now been opened which chronicles the story of the men who lived, worked and died in the tunnels.

What is in the book

The story of the fighting around Arras is told in our book Western Front - North and travel information, historical backgrounds, battle descriptions, details of memorials, cemeteries and museums. can be found in it.

The picture on the R is of the Arras War Memorial

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The Guide Book Western Front - North covers 14 battles of the First World War.

The companion Guide Book Western Front -South covers another 13 battles. Why not get both and cover the Western Front from the Channel to Verdun - 27 battles in all.

This is the latest 100th Anniversaries Edition with over 360 pages and GPS references

 

SEE THE

YPRES MAP

SEE THE

SOMME MAP

SEE THE

GALLIPOLI MAP

SEE THE

MARKETGARDEN ARNHEM MAP

SEE THE

NORMANDY

D-DAY MAP