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

Artois 10th October 1914

Map : Artois 10th October 1914

The two sides dig in : October 1914

Throughout that first winter of the war (and for almost all of 1915) the French infantry struggled to gain the Lorette plateau and the town of Neuville Saint Vaast. The fighting was intense and the deaths could be counted by the tens of thousands ; on both sides.

Continued, May 1915.