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The Cavalry at Monchy-le-Preux
The Battle of Arras started on 9 April, Easter Monday, 1917. The most famous action in this battle is the storming of the heights of Vimy Ridge by the Canadian Corps on the left of the British attack. Success elsewhere on the front was good, if not quite so spectacular. Cyril Falls (who wrote the volume of the Official History covering 1917) state…
"The Assault on infantry hill & the 10 men who saved Monchy-le-Preux" by Richard Burgess
In the spring of 1917 Field Marshal Haig launched an offensive to the East of Arras using the 1st & 3rd British Armies. 88th Brigade, as part of the 29th Division, attacked Infantry Hill at 05.30hrs behind a creeping artillery barrage. Two battalions of the Essex & Newfoundland Regiments were at the forefront, but how different were their e…