- Battle of Cambrai (1918)
:For the first major tank offensive, see
Battle of Cambrai (1917)Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Cambrai (1918)
Hundred Days Offensive(WWI)
caption=Canadian Troops advancing along the Arras-Cambrai Road
October 8, 1918- October 10, 1918
result=Decisive Allied victory
British First Army
Canadian Corps British Third Army|combatant2= German Empire
strength1=4 Canadian Divisions
20 British divisions
150 guns (approx.)
casualties1= < 50 [Zhuelke, Mark, "Canadian Military Atlas", 2001]
The 1918 Battle of Cambrai, also referred to as The 2nd Battle of Cambrai, was an engagement fought between troops of the
Canadian Corps, British First and Third Armies and German Empire forces. The Battle of Cambrai was one in a long series of battles across the Hindenburg Line. The Battle took place October 8- October 10, 1918.The Battle incorporated many of the newer tactics of 1918, namely tanks, meaning that the battle was an overwhelming success with light casualties in an extremely short amount of time.
Although there were three German lines, spanning some 7,000 yards, the sector had been quiet for some time so it was lightly garrisoned: the 20th Landwehr and the 54th Reserve, supported by no more than 150 guns. [Keegan (UK ed), p 396] The German defenders were unprepared for the "hurricane bombardment" by 324 tanks. [Keegan (UK ed), p 397]
October 8, the 2nd Canadian Divisionentered Cambrai and encountered sporadic and light resistance. However, they rapidly pressed northward, leaving the "mopping up" of the town to the 3rd Canadian Divisionfollowing close behind. When the 3rd entered the town on October 10, they found it deserted. Less than 20 casualties had been taken.
Although the capture of Cambrai was achieved significantly quicker than expected, German resistance northeast of the town stiffened, slowing the advance and forcing the Canadian Corps to dig in.
List of Canadian battles during World War I
*Keegan, John; The First World War, "UK Ed" (Pimlico edition, London, 1999)
*"In the footsteps of the Canadian Corps"
*Berton, Pierre, "Marching as to war", 2001.
* [http://www.1914-1918.net/bat30.htm The Battles of the Hindenburg Line]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
См. также в других словарях:
Battle of Cambrai (1917) — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Battle of Cambrai caption= British soldiers in trenches with tank in background. Down in a Shell crater, We Fought Like Kilkenny Cats partof=the Western Front of World War I date=20 November ndash;6 December… … Wikipedia
Bataille de Cambrai (1918) — Pour la bataille qui vit la première utilisation massive des tanks voir Bataille de Cambrai (1917) Bataille de Cambrai Informations générales Date 8 octobre 10 octobre 1918 Lieu sud ouest de Cambrai, France Issue Victoire Canadienne … Wikipédia en Français
Bataille De Cambrai (1918) — Pour la bataille qui vit la première utilisation massive des tanks voir Bataille de Cambrai (1917) Bataille de Cambrai légende= Informations générales Date 8 octobre 10 octobre 1918 Lieu sud ouest de Cambrai, France … Wikipédia en Français
Bataille de cambrai (1918) — Pour la bataille qui vit la première utilisation massive des tanks voir Bataille de Cambrai (1917) Bataille de Cambrai légende= Informations générales Date 8 octobre 10 octobre 1918 Lieu sud ouest de Cambrai, France … Wikipédia en Français
Battle of Mont Sorrel — Part of the Ypres Salient along the Western Front of World War I … Wikipedia
Battle of Cer — Part of the Serbian Campaign of the Balkans Theatre (World War I) … Wikipedia
Cambrai (disambiguation) — Cambrai is a village in France. It may also refer to: *Cambrai, South Australia, a small town in Australia *Archdiocese of Cambrai in northern France *Battle of Cambrai (1917), noted for the first successful use of tanks in a combined arms… … Wikipedia
Battle of Passchendaele — For other uses, see Passchendaele (disambiguation). Battle of Passchendaele Third Battle of Ypres Part of the Western Front of the First World War … Wikipedia
Battle of the Lys (1918) — Battle of Lys Part of the Western Front of World War I … Wikipedia
Cambrai — French commune nomcommune=Cambrai caption=The coat of arms of Cambrai bearing the two headed eagle of the Holy Roman Empire x = 157 y = 35 région=Nord Pas de Calais département=Nord ( sous préfecture ) arrondissement=Cambrai canton=Cambrai Est,… … Wikipedia