Battle of Oppy Wood: Casualties were Less than 2,000

A painting of Oppy Wood by John Nash

Battle of Oppy Wood: Casualties were Less than 2,000

The Battle of Oppy was fought May 3 and June 28, 1917, in Arras, France.  (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.)

The skirmishes were part of the large Battle of Arras.  Capturing the highlands was of strategic advantage, offering a view of the surround area.

The nations involved were Canada, Great Britain and Germany.

Major Battle Events

  • The May 3 attack had mixed results. The British were stopped by German resistance, but the 1st Canadian Division captured the town of Fresnoy.
  • The June 28 attack resulted in the British surprising the Germans and capturing Allied objectives.
  • Casualties were less than 2,000.
The WWI Trilogy by Melina Druga
The WWI Trilogy by Melina Druga: Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year

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Updated: 23 October 2020
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Melina Druga is a multi-genre author with a lifelong love of history, books and the English language. She pens historical fiction, chick lit and nonfiction.
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