Battle of Arras (1917) facts for kids
|Battle of Arras|
|Part of the Western Front of the First World War|
The Town Square, Arras, France. February, 1919.
|Commanders and leaders|
| Douglas Haig,
| 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|
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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