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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 alone.

It became known at the time as 'the Big Push.'



Scotland's involvement in the Battle of Loos

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Scotland's involvement in the Battle of Loos

An estimated 30,000 Scots fought at the Battle of Loos and around 7,000 died.  Their loss was felt throughout every village and town in Scotland. 

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