9. Cambrai

Despite of violent fighting, the Battle of Cambrai did not allow to break through the Hindenburg Line.

On the morning of 20th November 1917, the British launched a major offensive along a 10 km front to the southwest of Cambrai. The aim was to break through the Hindenburg Line, a vast system of German fortifications. For the first time, the attack relied upon the massive use of tanks. The early spectacular British advance was followed by a violent counter-offensive. After a month of fighting, the Battle of Cambrai finished with neither victors nor vanquished.



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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 and will feel like coming back.

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