1707 The Battle of Arras, 1917

The Battle of Arras was in fact a series of Battles in April/May 1917 including Vimy Ridge which has gone down in history as being an allied victory, but which in reality saw little gain in terms of allied advance and huge casualty figures on both sides after its 39 day duration.

In fact such was the attrition rate that for the allies it surpassed The Somme in terms of daily casualty toll. Include the German casualties and an average of some seven and a half thousand casualties a day occurred throughout.