The Battle of Arras (2/10)

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A largely forgotten battle when stacked next to the ‘blockbuster’ battles of the Somme and Verdun for example, the battle of Arras marked itself on history’s blood books with a total amount of nearly 300,000 casualties on both sides. Weary of the conflict and aware of their superior numbers, it was hoped that an Allied offensive by British and French forces in 1917 would bring the vital blow that would knock Germany out of the war. 

Written by James Metcalfe

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