Opening of the Cambrai Tank 1917 museum

33. Saint-Vaast–en-Cambrésis

Fiercing fighting took place in Saint Vaast en Cambrésis in October 1918.

In an extension to the village cemetery is the Commonwealth military cemetery designed by the British architect William Harrison Cowlishaw. Like the creations of Charles Henry Holden and Sir Herbert Baker, it is an example of the work of prestigious architects for the Imperial War Graves Commission immediately after the war. In Saint-Vaast, 45 tombs serve as reminders of the fighting in October 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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