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Vestiges de la Ligne Hindenburg


Héninel is home to the last-remaining vestiges of the Hindenburg Line. In early 1917 this small village to the south-east of Arras found itself at the forefront of a formidable line of German defences which stretched from the Belgian border to the town of Soissons. Taken by the British on 12 April 1917 and retaken by the Germans a year later, Héninel was finally liberated in August 1918. Despite its small size, barely 200 inhabitants, the village is also home to six British military cemeteries.