Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Friday, May 9, 2014

Western Front Virtual Tour — Stop 18: Artois







French Flanders and Artois first saw action during the 1914 "Race to the Sea".  In 1915 both British and French forces fought intense battles here, although the sector is best remembered for the 1917 capture of Vimy Ridge by the Canadian Corps.

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Next Week: Arras and Vicinity


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