Bourlon Wood: Hindenburg Line

Bourlon Wood: Hindenburg Line

by Nigel Cave, Jack Horsfall
     
 

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In 1917 Bourlon Wood on the Western Front was the scene of fierce back-and-forth fighting between the British and the Germans, with British gains on at least one occasion thrown away by lack of proper follow-up. The Wood formed the left flank of the massive British tank attack at Cambrai, the first of its kind, on November 20, 1917. Bourlon Wood once again came

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In 1917 Bourlon Wood on the Western Front was the scene of fierce back-and-forth fighting between the British and the Germans, with British gains on at least one occasion thrown away by lack of proper follow-up. The Wood formed the left flank of the massive British tank attack at Cambrai, the first of its kind, on November 20, 1917. Bourlon Wood once again came into prominence in September 1918 with the attack of the Canadian Corps against the German defenders, an action that rivaled the Canadian assault on Vimy Ridge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850528183
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
03/19/2008
Series:
Battleground Europe Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Nigel Cave is the editor of the WW1 books in the Battleground Europe series.

He is a member of the Durand Group and has been involved in its underground investigations from its origins. He also has worked for some years with Veterans Affairs Canada.

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