Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps
Major and Mrs Holt's
Battlefield Guide Books and Maps - the very best
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide Books And Maps
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 NOTRE-DAME DE LORETTE, ARTOIS

 

There are three distinct battles around Notre Dame de Lorette that may be identified as the Battles of Artois though accounts of their precise dates and results differ between the French and British versions.

The First which began on 26 October 1914 was a series of German attacks and French counter-attacks which left Notre Dame in German hands. The Second, an attack by the French which opened on 9 May 1915, lasted until 24 June and re-took the heights of Notre Dame. The Third, again an attack by the French (in concert with the British attack at Loos) began on 25 September 1915 aiming to take Vimy Ridge. It failed. Not until the Canadian attack of April 1917 would the Ridge be re-gained.

The Notre Dame de Lorette battlefield tour is combined with the Artois battlefield tour and takes 5 hours. Among the many places visited are the memorial to Gen Maistre, the Notre Dame de Lorette museum, memorials to Gen Barbot, Cabaret Rouge British cemetery, the Czech and Polish memorials, the Canadian Memorial Park at Vimy Ridge and the city of Arras with its tunnels (boves).

 

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