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Bullecourt Featured Print


Looking east towards Riencourt les Cagnicourt
Designed as a diversionary attack whilst the British attacked Srras on 9th April 1917, it was intended to catch assumed German retreat eastwards from Arras.
62/Div W. Riding to attack west of Bullecourt and 4/Aus. Div to attack to east with tanks supporting both attacks. Maj.Gen White of 1/Anzac Corps wanted Queant to the east attacked as well as was concerned about enfilading German artillery fire: was assured that this artillery would be destroyed though attack delayed until 12th to enable this process.
Initial success at Arras encouraged Gough to bring attack forward to 0430 on 10th. PLan was for 12 tanks to advance without artillery barrage with troops behind. In event tanks got lost and attack postponed for 24 hrs. On 11th only three tanks arrived and none reached the objectives being attacked: however Australians advanced nonetheless and by 0700 had taken all their assigned positions.
1000 Germans counter-attacked and thrua

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Thiepval Memorial - Somme Battlefield Featured Print

Thiepval Memorial - Somme Battlefield

Memorial to the Missing.
Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). Largest British war memorial stands almost 50m high.
Also Delhi Viceroy Palace - Serre #2 - Cenotaph.
Many nearby cemeteries were moved so as not to distract from impact
It records 72, 085 names of those UK & SA soldiers who died on Somme and have no-known grave July 1916 - Mar 20 1918. 90% of these come from 1st Somme Jly-Nov 1916.
Empire mssing:
Australians - Villers-Bretonneux New Zealand - Longeuval
Canada - Vimy Ridge
NeWfoundland - Beaumont Hamel
India - Neuve Chapelle
As recognition of the fact that French donated so much land for cemeteries it is joint Anglo-French cemetery with 300 from each nation here interred

© Mike St. Maur Sheil /

Les Eparges - St. Mihiel Featured Print

Les Eparges - St. Mihiel

Les Eparges: the 34 mine craters on the ridge of the Les Eparges make this one of the most intensely mined areas of the Western Front.
When the Saint-Mihiel Salient was formed in September 1914, just to the east of Les Eparges, was the ridge that marked the northwest border of the Salient.
The French attacked the ridge on 17th February 1915, but the Germans clung to the spouthern slopes and mining began. On 9th and 10th April 1915, Eighth Infantry Regiment took the eastern spur of Les Eparges known as Point X -GR 0691412 5438042. On 24th April 1915, the Germans attacked on from the west and finally took the village. The ridge itself was very heavily mined and there are some 34 craters in total

© Mike St. Maur Sheil /