Artois
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Artois

Landscape in the northern French département of Pas-de-Calais and in 1914–1915 the site of three Allied offensives. Following the Battle of Arras (October 1–13, 1914), the French High Command had since mid-November of 1914 been working toward renewing the offensive. The plan proposed by the French commander in chief, General Joseph Joffre, envisioned two simultaneous attacks to cut off the large German salient between Arras and Reims: one in the Champagne region, and the other one in Artoi…

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Jauffret, Jean-Charles, “Artois”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 22 September 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0036>
First published online: 2015



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