Arras & Cambrai

Battle of Cambrai 1917

September 2017

Have a look at some photos of this trip: Flickr

Also, a video clip put together by our friends in Proville: click

Day 1

Notre Dame de Lorette: Museum and preserved battlefield – Light lunch

Zivy Crater: An unusual cemetery

Monchy-le-Preux: Panorama of battlefield; the battle for the village; memorials

Hindenburg Line: Panorama and hilltop bunker near Héninel

Mory Cemetery: Ceremony for Richard Myers

Dinner at Le Petit Rat Porteur Arras

Overnight stay in Ibis Hotel, Arras

Day 2

Arras: Wellington Quarry

Beaurains Road Cemetety: Ceremony for J. Hill

Hindenburg Line: Guided visit inside La Marlière bunkers

Cambrai: Lunch in town centre

Bois Couillet: Tank commander Captain Wain wins the VC, John Nash and Ex-Private X

Trescault: Panorama over Cambrai battlefield; tanks in action

Ribécourt: Robert McBeath wins the VC

Orival Wood: Lieutenant Alan Mackintosh, poet

 

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