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A lull occurred on the main front as the French infantry reorganised and the surviving German defenders recovered from the effects of the attack. French gunners were hampered (paralysed) by their ignorance of the positions of the infantry and left unable to fire a preparatory bombardment; the gunners concentrated on shelling German reserves seen advancing and on counter-battery fire. The most advanced French infantry were cut off by German barrage-fire, suffered from a serious shortage of water and frequently were counter-attacked, which rapidly reduced their ability to attack again, particularly in the units which had advanced the furthest. To the south of XXXIII Corps, the 39th Division attacked Neuville on the orders of the corps commander, despite the reservations of the divisional and army commanders and suffered a costly repulse by devastating fire from the defenders. On the right, beyond the Arras–Béthune road, Neuville cemetery was taken and counter-attacks by German reserves brought up from Douai and Lens were repulsed. By 11 May, the Tenth Army had reorganised sufficiently to attempt another general offensive but the DM and the 77th Division, which were the most advanced, had received the fewest reinforcements and supplies. Communication with the foremost troops was almost impossible through the German artillery-fire but d'Urbal thought that the German defence was rapidly increasing in effectiveness and that delay would put the French at a greater disadvantage. To the north the 70th Division and the 13th Division of XXI Corps managed to advance at Ablain, Carency, Bois 125 and along the Lorette Spur, which left the German garrison in Ablain outflanked on both sides. The attack by the XXXIII Corps was met by a huge volume of German artillery and small-arms fire and repulsed, DM having suffered 5,120 casualties since 9 May; the 77th Division also gained little ground due to German flanking fire. On the evening of 11 May, the French captured the lower slopes of the Arabs' Spur in mutually costly fighting and a night counter-attack by German troops from the Spur of the White Way was repulsed. The 13th and 43rd divisions captured the crest of the Lorette Spur during the night, which deprived the Germans of the commanding views from the ridge. German artillery in Angres and the machine-guns in Ablain kept a constant fire on the new French positions. On 11 May, D'Urbal reinforced the XXXIII Corps and XX Corps with fresh divisions, ready to attack after a two-hour bombardment. The French captured the wood east of Carency, which overlooked German communication trenches with Souchez and prevented their use. A German party on a wooded hillock kept the French from the east end of the village and the western approach was blocked by infantry at a stone quarry, nearly 91 m (300 ft) deep.

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>A lull occurred on the main front ~ which had advanced the furthest. ⇒フランス軍の歩兵隊が再編成され、生き残ったドイツ軍の防御隊が攻撃の影響から回復するため、主要戦線で小康状態が発生した。フランス軍の砲手は歩兵隊の陣地を知らないことで予備砲撃が妨げられ(麻痺し)たまま発射できない状況であった。砲手らは、進軍が目撃されたドイツ予備軍を砲撃したり、反撃砲火したりすることに集中した。最も先進したフランス軍の歩兵隊がドイツの集中砲火によって遮断され、深刻な水不足に苦しみ、頻繁に反撃された。これによって、特に最遠地点まで前進した部隊では、再攻撃する能力が急速に低下した。 >To the south of XXXIII Corps, ~ at a greater disadvantage. ⇒第XXXIII軍団所在地の南で、方面軍司令官の留保(提案)にもかかわらず、軍団司令官の命令で第39師団がヌヴィーユを攻撃し、防御隊側からの壊滅的な砲火によって撃退され、甚大な犠牲を被った。右側面では、アラス‐ベテューヌ道を越えて、ヌヴィーユ墓地を占領し、ドゥエーとレンズから召集されたドイツ予備軍による反撃を撃退した。5月11日までに、第10方面軍は別の総攻撃を試みるため十分に再編成されたが、最も先へ進んでいたDM(マロケーン師団)と第77師団が受け取った援軍と補給品は最少であった。最前線の部隊にとってドイツ軍の砲撃隊とのコミュニケーションはほとんど不可能であったが、ドゥルバルは、ドイツ軍の防御の有効性が急速に高まっており、その遅れがフランス軍を大いに不利な立場に追い込むと考えていた。 >To the north the 70th Division ~ the White Way was repulsed. ⇒北部では、第XXI軍団の第70師団と第13師団がアブレン、カレンシー、森林125を通り、ロレット山脚に沿って前進し、アブレンのドイツ軍守備隊がその両側に隣接して控えていた。第XXXIII軍団の攻撃隊は、5月9日以降にドイツ軍の大砲と小火器による大量の銃撃と撃退に見舞われ、5,120人の死傷者を出した。第77師団も、ドイツの側面隊の攻撃によってほとんど地面を獲得しなかった。5月11日の夕方、フランス軍はアラブ山脚の低い斜面を占領し、ホワイト・ウェイ山脚からのドイツ軍の夜間反撃が撃退されたが、この戦いは互いに高くついた。 >The 13th and 43rd divisions ~ nearly 91 m (300 ft) deep. ⇒第13師団と第43師団は夜間にロレット山脚の頂上を攻略し、ドイツ軍による尾根からの指揮権を奪った。ドイツ軍のアングレにおける大砲とアブレンにおける機関銃が、新しいフラン軍の陣地に絶え間ない砲火を見舞った。5月11日、ドゥルバルは新たな師団をもって第XXXIII軍団と第XX軍団を補強し、2時間の砲撃の後、攻撃の準備を整えた。フランス軍はカレンシーの東の森を攻略し、スーシェとつながるドイツ軍の通信溝を監視してその使用を妨げた。森林に覆われた丘の上のドイツ軍の小隊がフランス軍を村の東端から遠ざけ、西からの接近は、約91メートル(300フィート)奥の石切り場あたりでドイツ軍歩兵隊によって阻止された。

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