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

23. Marcoing

Liberated on Nov. 20th 1917, retaken by Germans, the village is involved in the Battle of Cambrai.

Marcoing played a strategic role in the functioning of the Hindenburg Line. Shielded by the support line and connected by rail and canal to Cambrai, the commune was used for the stationing of troops. However, it was taken on 20th November 1917 by the unstoppable advance of the tanks. But the delay in sending reinforcements hindered the continuation of the advance on Cambrai. The village was retaken by the Germans and not liberated until September 1918.

 

 

 

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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.

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