It was demolished in 1897, the defences being antiquated.
Behind them lay a succession of strongly fortified zones - first, the old British and German defences of 1917 covering all the ground W.
Of the river without success and at the end of the day the Canadians had penetrated into and maintained themselves within the enemy defences some two and a half miles to the E.
All the German defences in the vicinity of Queant, where the Drocourt-Queant line joined the main Hindenburg line.
Their losses had been heavy; II divisions had been defeated with a loss of close on i i,000 prisoners and many guns; the artificial defences had not held up or even appreciably checked the British advance, which now threatened to turn from the N.