The Battle of Le Cateau : 26th August 1914

First battle in France = For one single day, the most costly of the whole campaign for the British. But that day allowed French to avoid immediate defeat.

Le Cateau Main Square

2. Le Cateau - Town centre

Since the very first beginning of WWI, Le Cateau-Cambrésis inhabitants suffered a lot of German occupation.

Fierce fighting at Le Cateau Battle

4. Neuvilly

Neuvilly, north from Le Cateau, was used as a defensive position.

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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 and will feel like coming back.

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