Arras – General view of Monchy-le-Preux | National Library of Scotland

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The ruined village of Monchy-le-Preux. On the left of a dirt track running through the village the only the blasted remains of a few buildings are standing. Hardly visible are two soldiers in the background who stand amongst the devastation.On 14th April 1917 Monchy-le-Preux was successfully defended for a short time against men of the 3rd Bavarian Division by a small band of Newfoundlanders led by their Co. Lt.Col.J Forbes-Robertson- the rest having been killed or wounded.

Original reads: ‘OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. General view of Monchy-le-Preux.

The Battle of Arras 9th April to 16th May 1917

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About Kate Lindsay

Kate Lindsay, University of Oxford is the Director of World War One Centenary: Continuations and Beginnings. She is also the Manager for Education Enhancement at Academic IT where she also led the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and public engagement initiative Great War Archive. She has eight years experience of in-depth work on World War I digital archives and educational curricula. Kate has a degree in English Literature from the University of Leeds, combined with an MSc in Information Systems from the University for Sheffield, and an MSc in Educational Research from the University of Oxford. She is particularly interested in womens' experience of War and the representation of the First World War in popular culture.
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