Battle of Arras (1917) facts for kids
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|Part of the Western Front of the First World War|
The Battle of Arras, April 1917
|Commanders and leaders|
| Douglas Haig
| Erich Ludendorff
Ludwig von Falkenhausen
14 divisions in the assault
9 divisions in reserve
12 divisions in the line
5 divisions in reserve
|Casualties and losses|
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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