Orchard Dump
Webmatters : Lorette and Vimy 1915
Rough Map of Area

Artois June 1915

Map : Artois June 1915

Neuville St Vaast retaken

Although some headway was made in May 1915 it would take almost a week of more bloody fighting at the beginning of June to finally wrest Neuville St Vaast from the Germans.

Encouraged by that success yet another offensive was launched on the 16th June with the backing of even more artillery.

  • 30,278 rounds allotted for May
  • 63,557 rounds allotted for June

Once again the Germans hung on. Once again Foch applied the mantra : more guns, the reserves closer to hand.

Continued, November 1915.