Canal du Nord

Nord, Canal du


a canal in northern France that connects the Oise River at Noyon with the Sensée River, a tributary of the Schelde, at Arleux. The Canal du Nord measures 95 km long. It was constructed in the early 20th century and reconstructed between 1961 and 1965. It is open to vessels with carrying capacities of 700 tons. It provides cargo transportation for the Nord industrial region and Paris. The chief cargoes are coal, wood, and machinery.

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8) Milton Fowler Gregg was awarded a VC during the September 1918 Battle of the Canal du Nord.
Mission work of mastery on the remote control 12 locks and underground Panneterie of the Canal du Nord.
The World War One Commemorative Cruises will pass along the Canal du Nord and Canal de la Somme, right in the heart of the battlefield areas, and will depart on April 5, April 12 and April 26.
e museum is named after the town of Bullecourt in north east France, which was a strategic entry point to the Canal du Nord and all points east in 1917.
THE GREAT WAR France and Flanders: 1914-18: Ypres (1914, 1915, 1917), Langemarck (1914, 1917), Gheluvelt, Neuve Chapelle, St Julien, Frezenburg, Bellewaarde, Aubers, Festubert (1915), Loos, Somme (1916-1918), Albert (1916), Bazentin, Poziers, Flers-Courcelet, Morval, Thiepval, Le Transloy, Ancre Heights, Ancre (1916), Arras (1917, 1918), Scarpe (1917-18), Messines (1917, 1918), Pilckem, Menin Road, Polygon Wood, Broodseinde, Poelcappelle, Passchendaele, Cambrai (1917-18), St Quentin, Hindenburg Line, Canal du Nord, Beaurevoir, Selle, Valenciennes, Sambre.
Alexander died in the Battle of the Canal du Nord just six weeks before the end of the war.
When the Hindenburg Line was breached from Drocourt to Queant, the Germans fell back on the Canal du Nord, their next defensive line.
Captain Basil Lupton not only won the Military Cross for this incident but was awarded a bar to his MC (effectively a second medal) for another feat of heroism in the Battle of the Canal du Nord in 1918.
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