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Orival Wood cemetery - Flesquières
"Maison forestière" Wilfred Owen - Ors

21. La Vacquerie

Civils, fleeing from Masnières, were killed on their way through this hamlet.

The hamlet of La Vacquerie on the Hindenburg Line was taken by the tanks of I battalion coming out of Gouzeaucourt on 20th November 1917. While the fighting was raging, civilians evacuating Masnières passed through the village; some of them lost their lives. In the German counter-offensive, La Vacquerie was retaken on 4th December. The hamlet was rebuilt after the war and its church is the work of the architect Pierre Leprince-Ringuet.

 

 

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