Some cheerful wounded from the Neuve Chapelle fighting, wearing captured German helmets, 1915. The Battle of Neuve Chapelle (10-13 March 1915) was a British offensive in the Artois region of France. The battle at Neuve Chapelle marked a watershed in trench warfare, which showed how the new conditions affected attack and defence. From 'The Manchester Guardian: History of the War', Vol. II.-1914-15., 1915.