Le Cateau


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Le Cateau

(French lə kato)
n
(Placename) a town in NE France: site (August 26, 1914) of the largest British battle since Waterloo, which led to the disruption of the German attack on the Allies. Pop: 6998 (2009)
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We took over a position about a mile on the left of Le Cateau, which I had not seen since August 1914, and now I could only see some of the tops of the buildings.
He writes of Field Marshal French's argument with Lord Kitchener in Paris without explaining when French got there, since French last had been mentioned in the context of the battle of Le Cateau.
The British victory at Le Cateau achieved its objective of enabling the BEF to retreat unmolested by the Germans for a further five days.
Lt Owen had previously survived battles at Mons, Le Cateau, the Aisne, La Bassee and Ypres where he was wounded in the left knee in November 1914.
In such battles as the holding action at Le Cateau, during the retreat from Mons, the British continued to pour in a devastating fusillade against the Bosch, sustaining a rate of fire double that of the official War Department estimate of 16 aimed rounds per minute.
After three days of retreat from Mons, the BEF decided to stand its ground at Le Cateau on August 26.
The tour will include the retreat from Mons and Le Cateau to the Marne, the 1914 Christmas Truce, the later battles in Flanders and the Somme, sites associated with Rev T B Hardy VC DSO MC, the most decorated non-combatant in the Great War, and Wilfred Owen, the famous war poet.
En numerosas ocasiones, los miembros de las misiones hablan de la montana como si aun estuvieran en el Somme: "los hombres descendiendo el glaciar parecian rezagados del ejercito, como los que vi en las calles de Le Cateau en 1914", escribe Edward Norton en un envio para el Times, mientras la geografia de ciertas partes del Himalaya, agreste, gris y esteril, evoca recuerdos de la guerra.