Cambrin Military CemeteryDud CornerLoos Memorial
In September 1915 the French and British armies launched a major
offensive on the Western Front, intending to break through enemy
lines and strike a decisive blow against the German army.
While French forces attacked in Champagne and Artois, the
British First Army would attack along a ten-kilometre front between
Loos and La Bassée. This would be the British army's largest effort
of the war so far, with 75,000 men involved on the first day
It became known at the time as 'the Big Push.'
Scotland's involvement in the Battle of Loos