1. Le Cateau - Memorial

This memorial is the reminder of a fierce battle between the BEF and the 1st German Army.


The Memorial to the soldiers of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) who fell during the Battle of Le Cateau on 26th August 1914 is in the Chemin de Reumont to the west of the town. It is a reminder of the fierce fighting waged by the 2nd Corps under the command of General Smith-Dorrien. It was his personal decision to halt the retreat following the Battle of Mons which led to this fixed battle with the 1st German Army under Von Kluck.

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