Opening of the Cambrai Tank 1917 museum

29. Fontaine-Notre-Dame

Fiercing fighting took place at Fontaine Notre Dame during the Battle of Cambrai.

The village of Fontaine-Notre-Dame, close to Cambrai and to the Bourlon hill, two of the objectives for the British offensive, was bitterly fought over by the opposing armies throughout the battle. Taken by the tanks on 21st November 1917, it was retaken the next day. The fighting over the following days was particularly dramatic for the tanks, which were annihilated by German anti-aircraft artillery. The village was not liberated until the end of the war.

The Battle of Cambrai 8 Fontaine Notre Dame - Télécharger

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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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