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The Battle of Cambrai
The Battle of Cambrai
The Battle of Cambrai
The Battle of Cambrai

The Battle of Cambrai

The Battle of Cambrai (20th november to 7th december 1917).
The Battle of Cambrai was the first offensive in history involving the mass use of tanks, which left behind traces in the region’s subsoil. Folk here say that there are tanks buried in the earth. One man believed this “rural legend” and decided to investigate.

46 km
1 h 30 mn
max. 131 m
min. 50 m
614 m
-590 m

Altimetric profile

Lodgings nearby

Starting point

14 Place de la Porte de Paris
59400 Cambrai
Lat : 50.17068Lng : 3.23139
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6 years
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Cambrai – Paris gate

The British tank units never made it to this gate in 1917 despite successfully smashing through the Hindenburg Line in the first days of battle

43 Place de la Porte de Paris 59400 Cambrai
Lat : 50.1706Lng : 3.2314
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Masnières

A mined bridge that collapsed under the weight of a tank called Flying Fox II

1-5 Rue du Premier Mai 59241 Masnieres
Lat : 50.1122Lng : 3.21455
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Bonavis

Panoramic view of the Battle of Cambrai and the remains of the Hindenburg Line fortifications.

D96 59258 Les rues-des-vignes
Lat : 50.0807Lng : 3.19861
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Ribécourt la Tour

Underground passages from the Middles Ages that were re-used by the Germans

14 D29 59159 Ribecourt-la-tour
Lat : 50.1106Lng : 3.12874
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Flesquières

An amazing discovery that ended 6 years of meticulous investigations

4-6 Rue du Calvaire 59267 Flesquieres
Lat : 50.1249Lng : 3.12518
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Louverval

A memorial to the missing of the Battle of Cambrai

1914 D930 62147 Doignies
Lat : 50.1367Lng : 3.0153
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Fontaine Notre Dame

A black day for the Tank Corps in this village on the edge of Bourlon Wood, the main objective of the battle.

1372 Route Nationale 59400 Fontaine-notre-dame
Lat : 50.1665Lng : 3.1593
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