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Battle:

August 8 - 11, 1918

Campaign:  Western Front  
War: World War I 1914 - 1918
 
Where: Amiens Picardy
Western Front
France
 
 

Opponents

Belligerents: Canada Germany
Britain  
France  
Australia  
United States  
 
Commanders:
 Fr - Ferdinand Foch
 Br - Sir Douglas Haig
 Au - Sir John Monash
Cad - Sir Arthur Currie
US - John Pershing
Georg von der Marwitz
Erich Ludendorff
Forces: 5 Au Divs, 4 Cdn Divs, 3 Brit Divs, 1 US Divs, 12 Fr Divs, 1900 planes, 532 Tanks 10 Divisions, 4 Reserve Divisions, 265 planes
 
Result:

Decisive Allied Victory

 
Casualties: Canada & Allies Opponents
22,000 Causalities 24,000 Causalities
  50,000 Prisoners

The "Great War", 1914 - 1918, was the second overseas conflict in which Canada played a major part. It is a most vital incident in the national history of Canada and, and quite apart from its purely military importance, one with which every Canadian soldier and citizen certainly ought to be well acquainted.

 

The Canadian Army made its contribution almost entirely on the western front. The operations of 1915-1918 there have been regarded, with reason, as generally uninspired and conveying only negative lessons to the strategist and the tactician. The battle here described, however, was conducted with greater skill and imagination than earlier ones and proved to be the beginning of a series of victories which led directly to the Armistice.


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