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Battle of Arras
Part of the Western Front of the First World War
The Town Square, Arras, France. February, 1919.
Date 9 April to 16 May 1917
Location Near Arras, France
Result Indecisive; tactical British victory
British Empire United Kingdom
Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire
Commanders and leaders
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Douglas Haig,
Edmund Allenby,
Hubert Gough,
Henry Horne
Flag of the German Empire.svg Erich Ludendorff,
Ludwig von Falkenhausen,
Georg von der Marwitz
27 divisions in the assault 7 divisions in the line,
27 divisions in reserve
Casualties and losses
158,000 120,000–130,000

The Battle of Arras was a battle of the First World War. The battle was a British attack on the German defences near the French city of Arras on the Western Front. The battle started on 9 April 1917. The British Empire troops went quite far forward but they did not achieve a breakthrough. For the amount of ground gained, the British also lost many soldiers. The battle ended on 16 May 1917 and there was a stalemate.

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