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Panorama de la Crête de Flesquières


The footprints of infantrymen following in the tracks of a tank make the memorial on Flesquières Ridge a poignant reminder of the events of November 1917 when British tanks led their troops into the Battle of Cambrai. A viewpoint indicator on the site shows the Hindenburg Line and how the fighting developed. Rebuilt after the war, an observation tower attached to the castle wall was used by the Germans to send light signals to Cambrai.