October 1st, 1918: The Canadian Corps’ final attempt to encircle Cambrai from the north failed to take the critical transport hub. Exhausted after the heavy fighting that commenced with the magnificent night attack on the Canal du Nord on September 27th, Currie’s Battalions were depleted to Company size. The last major battle of the Hundred Days was over.
October 8th, 1916: The Defeat of the Canadian Corps at Regina Trench was the last major failing of the Corps. Impetuous, and poorly planned; the attack was forced upon General Byng by the incompetent General Gough. Although initially successful the Canadians were forced to withdraw after suffering heavy losses. Byng and Currie would learn from this and the next attack would leave nothing unplanned. That would be the attack on Vimy ridge.
The Memoir of Wilfred Kerr, Canadian Field Artillery, 1917. In "Shrieks and Crashes" Wilfred Kerr recalls his first year of war, 1917. ...
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Norm Christie is the author of the For King & Empire book series and host of History Television’s critically acclaimed six part series, For King and Empire, For King And Country, and Battlefield Mysteries. Additionally, he hosted a two-hour History Television special on Canada’s Lost Battlefields, and another on the Secret Liberators, and the newly released Great War Tour.
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A metallurgical engineer by trade, Christie has combined his varied background and 20 years of research to produce a unique view into the First World War. Since 1996 he has written 17 books on the Canadian Military History experience in two World Wars.
Norm Christie will be attending or speaking at a number of events in 2014. He will be available to sign DVDs and books, and to discuss his Battlefield Tours. Norm will also answer any questions on the history of Canadians in the two World Wars and will have a full range of books and DVDS available.
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The Jack Kipling identification has been getting a lot of coverage lately. It appears that after only 24 years, the doubters have conceded that the original report from 1992 was, in fact, correct. For those who don’t know, I wrote that report when Record Officer of the CWGC in Maidenhead, England. For YOUR EYES ONLY the report is in this email. It’s odd but I am not mentioned in any of these articles, and no one bothered to contact me (very odd). My feelings are very hurt. If you have any questions please contact me.