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Scenario#: 262     Date: 23 October 1917     Location: Fort Malmaison, France

The Montparnasse Quarry sustained continued attacks by the 1st Chasseur Battalion until the garrison finally surrendered at mid-morning. The 1st Chasseur Battalion then joined the 38th Division, and together they advanced on Chavignon and Fort de la…

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Scenario#: 259     Date: 23 October 1917     Location: la Malmaison, France

The French overall plan of attack for the battle, although fought over some of the same area as the Nivelle Offensive, this time called for limited and more reasonable objectives. The 140th Regiment was assigned to attack St. Guillain wood …

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Scenario#: 260     Date: 23 October 1917     Location: Laffaux Salient, France

The 21st and 20th Chasseur Battalions of XXI Corps met little opposition as they advanced. Vaurains Farm was captured with tank support and the eastern end of Lizard and Lady trenches were occupied by early morning. Once the 31st Chasseur …

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Scenario#: 261     Date: 23 October 1917     Location: Vaudesson, France

The French 13th, 43rd and 38th Divisions simultaneously advanced forward towards their objectives. The 13th attacked Vaudesson village and the Belle Croix woods. The 38th entered the Garenne woods and drove the Germans from Orme Farm, while to the…

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Scenario#: 132     Date: 23-25 November 1917     Location: Cambrai, France

On the evening of the 23rd, Haig and Byng met to assess the merit of continuing the operation or pull back to Flesquieres Ridge. After weighing various considerations, Haig decided to continue the operations. Also on the 23rd, the 40th …

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Scenario#: 127     Date: 20 November 1917     Location: Flesquieres, France

Both leading brigades of the 51st Highland Division, after overcoming the German front line machine gun positions, watched with high hopes, as their tanks were pressing on alone towards the crest of the Flesquieres Ridge. The Germans, on the other …

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Scenario#: 131     Date: 23-25 November 1917     Location: Fontaine-Notre-Dame, France

On the evening of the 22rd, Haig and Byng met to assess the merit of continuing the operation or pull back to Flesquieres Ridge. After weighing various considerations, Haig decided to continue the operations. On the morning of the 23rd, …

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Scenario#: 133     Date: 30 November 1917     Location: Cambrai, France

By the morning of 30 November, German High Command had assembled twenty divisions and were poised to counter-attack. All along the line, the Germans put into practice new methods of fighting, which consisted of infiltrating the enemy’s lines with…

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Scenario#: 129     Date: 20 November 1917     Location: Graincourt-lès-Havrincourt, France

Although the 62nd Division met with strong Resistance at Havrincourt, Brigadier-General ‘Boy’ Bradford VC, promoted at 25 years of age, did not wait to see the fall of Havrinourt. He advanced with the 186th Brigade and a company of tanks, …

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Scenario#: 128     Date: 20 November 1917     Location: Havrincourt Village, France

The 62nd Division with G and E battalion tanks had carried most of their first line objective within a couple of hours, including the German trenches in front of Havrincourt. Captain Soltau and remnants of the 84th German Infantry Regiment, …

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Scenario#: 126     Date: 20 November 1917     Location: Cambrai, France

After a short bombardment, the 36th Infantry Brigade with Tank Battalion F attacked the German forward line of trenches, south of the village of La Vacquerie. The tanks had no difficulty crushing paths through the belts of wire in this …

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Scenario#: 125     Date: 20 November 1917     Location: Cambrai, France

After a short bombardment, the 36th Infantry Brigade with Tank Battalion F attacked the German forward line of trenches, south of the village of La Vacquerie. The tanks had no difficulty crushing paths through the belts of wire in this …

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Scenario#: 130     Date: 21 November 1917     Location: Canal de Saint-Quentin, France

Capturing the bridges at Mesnieres and Marcoing was critical to the British plan. The British captured the bridge at Marcoing intact, but at Mesnieres, the advancing British troops were less fortunate, as the bridge had already been blown. An attempt…

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Scenario#: 123     Date: 7 June 1917     Location: Messines Ridge, France

General Herbert Plumer’s Second Army, on 7 June 1917, attacked Messines Ridge, a natural stronghold southeast of Ypres and a German salient since late 1914. Plumer had begun plans to take the position a year earlier and authorized the laying …

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Scenario#: 257     Date: 16 April 1917     Location: Berry-au-Bac, France

North of Berry-au-Bac, the French tanks succeeded in crossing the first two German trench lines. Advancing on the third line, a direct hit on the group leader’s tank “Dare-devil” did not prevent the remaining Schneiders from pushing onward through a…

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Scenario#: 256     Date: 16 April 1917     Location: Berry-au-Bac, France

On 16 April, waves of French infantry moved against the German trenches. The German front trench line was taken and, when the French tanks arrived, the tanks pushed through the second line. The Germans in the second line, however, did …

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Scenario#: 255     Date: 16 April 1917     Location: Berry-au-Bac, France

The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 was a Franco-British offensive on the Western Front. Robert Nivelle, recently appointed supreme French commander, hoped that the first Schneider CA tank units could be of some use in his planned offensive. The Germans,…

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Scenario#: 254     Date: 4 April 1917     Location: Giffecourt, France

During the attack on 4 April, just north of the farm of La Folie, the Germans could not hold and were pushed out of their defensive positions. In their haste to gain safety, a number of German artillery pieces were …

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Scenario#: 258     Date: 5 May 1917     Location: Moulin-de-Laffaux, France

As the Nivelle Offensive drew to a close, the French command focused on the taking of limited objectives. On 5 May, the windmill at Laffaux, being used by the German artillery spotter, became the objective. The 4th, 9th and 11th …

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Scenario#: 253     Date: 1-4 April 1917     Location: St. Quentin, France

The Nivelle Offensive of 1917 was a Franco-British offensive on the Western Front. The offensive opened with the French Third Army’s preliminary attacks on German forward observation points near St. Quentin. The initial French attack was directed…

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Scenario#: 124     Date: 23 August 1917     Location: Passchendaele, France

It sounds like the far fetched plot of a war film, but in fact, this remarkable incident occurred at the Battle of Passchendaele. The Fray Bentos tank’s officer, Captain Donald Richardson, had been a wholesale grocer in Nottingham before the …

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Scenario#: 13     Date: 9 April 1917     Location: Vimy Ridge, France

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought at the northernmost end of the Arras Offensive. After studying the Battle of Verdun, the Canadian plan called for units to leapfrog over one another, as they advanced toward their objectives. The Germans …

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Scenario#: 16     Date: 12 April 1917     Location: Bois Soil, France

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought at the northernmost end of the Arras Offensive. An almost forgotten part of the battle was the Canadian attack against the Bois-en-Hache salient on the north side of the Souchez River. Their objective …

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Scenario#: 14     Date: 9-10 April 1917     Location: Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought at the northernmost end of the Arras Offensive. At exactly 5:30 am, April 9, 1917, every artillery piece at the disposal of the Canadian Corps fired a synchronized barrage. Then, at predetermined increments, …

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Scenario#: 15     Date: 12 April 1917     Location: Souchez, France

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was fought at the northernmost end of the Arras Offensive. Elements of the 4th Canadian Division, on the very northern flank, faced a number of logistic difficulties, which delayed the initial assault on “The Pimple” …

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