The Battle of Le Cateau took place on 26th August 1914. It was the first in France for the British Army during this WWI.
Let us tell you about the main battles which took place in Cambrai area during the First World War...
Spectacular with the massive use of tanks, the Battle of Cambrai did not meet British expectations.
From September to November 1918: 100 days of fierce fighting before the signing of 'Armistice'.
Cambrai and its liberators paid a heavy toll: numerous deaths and almost complete demolition of the city.
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Whether they follow the Escaut, drive along country roads, discover the picturesque alleys of the old Cambrai, fortified farms, museums, learn about Matisse and Blériot, lace ang giants, tourists will understand why the inhabitants of this part of France are so happy to welcome them feel like coming back.