Warfare in April

Arras 1917 World War I (Western Front)

British Generals Edmund Allenby and Henry Horne began the Nivelle Offensive by attacking east from Arras against German commander Ludwig von Falkenhausen. While Vimy Ridge was taken, the action cost 150,000 British and 100,000 German casualties before stalling with the capture of Bullecourt (17 May). Further south, the French were defeated on the Aisne (9– 14 & 23–25 April 1917).

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