For King & Empire, Vol. 7
The Battle of Amiens was the first major victory for the Canadians in what became ‘The Last Hundred Days.’ On the first day of battle the Canadians advanced 12 km, and smashed the German Army. Over the next four days they pushed on another 6 km. It was bloody revenge as the Germans paid dearly for sinking a Canadian Hospital Ship and killing 14 Canadian nurses. Arthur Currie considered Amiens the greatest Canadian victory of the war.
This volume includes an historical Overview of the Battle; a Battlefield Tour of 9 Points (plus a tour of the Charge of Flowerdew’s Squadron at Moreuil); a list of 29 Cemeteries and memorials where the Canadians killed in Battle are commemorated or buried. Asides in the book include: The Llandovery Castle, the Charge at Moreuil Wood, Andy Mynarski VC, and The German Offensive 1918. Profusely illustrated with maps, photos and drawings, and includes a fold-out Tour map at the back of the book.
This volume was included in the TV series, For King & Empire, Eps 5. The DVD covers the battle like the book, and is literally a walking tour.
by Norm Christie