The Battle of Loos - 1915

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The Battle of Loos formed a part of the wider Artois-Loos Offensive conducted by the French and British in autumn 1915, sometimes referred to as the Second Battle of Artois.
The Artois campaigns comprised the major Allied offensive on the Western Front in 1915.
Along with the attack against Loos by the British, French troops launched offensives at Champagne (the Second Battle of Champagne), and at Vimy Ridge in Arras. The French and British High Command, notably French Commander-in-Chief Joseph Joffre, relied upon numerical supremacy - 3 to 1 in favour of the French at Champagne - to overpower the Germans.
The Loos offensive began on 25 September following a four day artillery bombardment in which 250,000 shells were fired, and was called off in failure on 28 September. Presided over by Douglas Haig, the British committed six divisions to the attack. Haig was persuaded to launch the Loos offensive despite serious misgivings.

Read more:

http://www.firstworldwar.com/battles/loos.htm

Commonwealth War Graves Commission:

http://www.cwgc.org/admin/files/Loos.pdf

Paul Reed, military historian, author and battlefield guide, has contributed the following on WW1:

http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/

Photos:

http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/loos_photos.htm

Maps:

http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/loos_maps.htm
 

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