arras cambrai

April 28, 1917 - Battle of Arleux

Pictured - British cavalry rest on the road.

British and Canadian troops attacked the town of Arleux on April 28, hoping to pin down German reinforcements from heading to the French sectors of the Western Front. Haig reported: “With a view to economising my troops, my objectives were shallow and for a like reason and also in order to give the appearance of an attack on a more imposing scale, demonstrations were continued southwards to the Arras-Cambrai Road and northwards to the Souchez River.” Casualties were moderate for both sides, but after heavy hand-to-hand fighting the Commonwealth forces took their objectives.

WW1 family history

I posted along time ago now, it seems 3 years. But anybody wishing to share family history. submissions are available on this blog. I will repost your story’s and share.


It can be any story or photo. Whether you have soldiers in the family. Or your stories from home fronts. If a family member was in the nursing profession , or made munitions. Any story is very welcome. People from All countries can submit.

If you choose to post in your native language, do so I will submit the post. And translate the best I can using a translator.

Just a reminder post really. But family history is important so submit and I will help share your stories.

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