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Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery and Memorial

Military cemetery (HAUCOURT)

On 8 August 1918 the Allies, under the command of General Foch and strengthened with fresh troops from the USA, launched an offensive which penetrated deep into the German lines and eventually brought about the end of the war. The Vis-en-Artois Memorial, an impressive monument comprising pylons and a relief depicting Saint George and the Dragon, is inscribed with the names of 9,813 English, Irish and South African soldiers who were lost in action in Somme and Artois during the Advance to Victory.