1917, Anneux, artillery, Austria-Hungary, Battle of Cambrai, Bonavis, British Prime Minister, Bullecourt, Couillet Wood, England, Epehy, Flesquieres, France, Germany, Graincourt, Great Britain, Havrincourt, Hindenburg Line, Italy, La Vacquirie, Lateaux Wood, London, Marcoing, Mount Grappa, Mount Pertica, Neuf Wood, Ribecourt, Sir Julian Byng, tank, United States of America, weapons, Welsh Ridge, wire
Hindenburg Line smashed on a 10-mile front facing Cambrai, by the 3rd Army, under Sir Julian Byng, to a depth of four or five miles; assault carried out without artillery preparation, tanks cutting passages through the German wire; Bonavis, Lateaux Wood, La Vacquerie, Welsh Ridge, Ribécourt, Couillet Wood, Flesquières, Havrincourt, Marcoing, Neuf Wood, Graincourt, and Anneux taken, and the advance carried to within five miles of Cambrai; auxiliary thrusts near Bullecourt and Epehy. Enemy assaults on Mt. Pertica, north-west of Mt. Grappa, repulsed. Conference between War Cabinet and American Mission at 10, Downing-street.