|British armour taking cover in the streets of a |
small French town, awaiting the coming attack.
|German artillery positions|
|German armour arrives on the table|
|More German armour|
|German armour pushes on|
|British Tommies in cover, in a field|
|Hurrah, more British Armour arrives|
For the historically minded...
The Battle of Arras took place during the Battle of France, in the early stages of World War II. It was an Allied counter-attack against the flank of the German army, that took place near the town of Arras, in north-eastern France. The German forces were pushing north toward the channel coast, in order to entrap the Allied Forces that were advancing east into Belgium. The counter-attack at Arras was an Allied attempt to cut through the German spearhead and frustrate the German advance. Although the Allies initially made gains, they were repulsed by German forces and forced to withdraw to avoid encirclement.