The Battle of Le Cateau (26th August 1914).
Following the defeat at Mons, the British Expeditionary Force continued its retreat and forced march towards France. At Le Cateau, one general decided to disobey orders and stand and face the German forces. What would be the consequences of this decision?
max. 138 m
min. 91 m
The capture of Le Cateau on the 26th August according to eyewitness accounts.
An international cemetery at the heart of the battlefield.
Rather surprisingly, there are some recumbent headstones in the cemetery of a lace-making town that was plundered during the German occupation
The grave of the first Australian soldier who died in the Great War and who is buried next to his mother
A monument to a priest who died a martyr’s death, a victim of the barbarity of war