THE ARRAS CAMPAIGN
244pp., 8 plates, 50 maps. 2017. This is an account of the British Expeditionary Force’s actions during the spring of 1917. The Arras offensive on 9 April resulted in the capture of Vimy Ridge by the Canadians and the longest advance by British troops since trench warfare began. But attempts to replicate the success at places like Oppy, Roeux, Monchy and Bullecourt ended in bloody failure.