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.
Updated: 23 October 2020