The Battle of Oppy was fought May 3 and June 28, 1917, in Arras, France.
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.
Updated: 23 October 2020