14. Masnières

Masnières was the furthest village liberated during the Battle of Cambrai. British could not move forward: the bridge over the canal had been demolished.

Masnières marks the furthest point of the Allies’ advance during the Battle of Cambrai. The tanks entered on the morning of the first day but were halted by the collapse of the mined bridge over the canal. The Newfoundlanders succeeded by using another road on the edge of the village before being stopped on the ridge. The commune remained in British hands until the German counter-offensive. The commemorative monuments recall this fighting.

 

 

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