Orchard Dump
Webmatters : Lorette and Vimy 1914
Rough Map of Area

Artois 5th October 1914

Map : Artois 5th October 1914

The loss of Lorette and Vimy ridges in 1914

At 2230 hours on 4th October 1914 the 5th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Division launched an assault on Vimy ridge. The following morning at 0600 hours a battalion of Bavarian infantry accompanied by cavalry occupied the Lorette ridge as far as the chapel, encountering no resistance from the French.

Continued, 6th October 1914.