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.
max. 131 m
min. 50 m
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
A mined bridge that collapsed under the weight of a tank called Flying Fox II
Panoramic view of the Battle of Cambrai and the remains of the Hindenburg Line fortifications.
Underground passages from the Middles Ages that were re-used by the Germans
An amazing discovery that ended 6 years of meticulous investigations
A memorial to the missing of the Battle of Cambrai