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Arras

From The Great War 1914-1918
The Battle of the Scarpe. The tank "Iron Duke" moving through Arras on its way to the front, 10 April 1917
British military band playing in a town square in Arras, 30 April 1917

Timeline

The following timeline provides a simple chronological listing of events relating to Arras.

1914

15 September Occupied by the Germans.
30 September Evacuated.
2 October French reverse near Arras.
68 October Bombarded by the Germans.
2026 October German efforts to take Arras.
25 November Bombarded again by the Germans.
28 November Centre of German efforts.

1915

Fighting near Arras, intermittent throughout the year, especially violent in February, June, July, September and October.
Heavy bombardments, especially in July and September.
25 September Big French "push" commences.
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