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Canada 100 Days

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    Day 1
    -Canadian Corps advances 12 km, captured 5,000 Germans and 161 guns
    -the Germans lost more ground than on any other day
    -General Ludendorff of the German army writes “August 8th was the black day of the German Army in the history of this war.”
    -Victoria Cross Recipients ~Cpl. H. G. B. Miner, 58th Battalion, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division
    ~Pte. J. B. Croak, 13th Battalion, 1st Canadian Infantry Division
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    Canada 100 Days

    The last hundred days before the First World War was officially ended.
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    Battle of Amiens

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    Operation: The Advance in Picardy

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    Stats through August

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    Victoria Cross recipients:
    •Lt Jean Brillant, M.C., 22nd Battalion, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division
    •Sgt R. L. Zengel, M.M., 5th Battalion, 1st Canadian Infantry Division
    •Cpl F. C. Coppins, 8th Battalion, 1st Canadian Infantry Division
    •LCpl Alexander Brereton, 8th Battalion, 1st Canadian Infantry Division
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    Day 3
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    Maze of Enemy Trenches

    -the troops of the Canadian Corps are engaged in clearing the maze of enemy trenches between the villages of Fouquescourt and Parvillers
    -gain entry into Parvillers, but cannot occupy the village due to a violent German counterattack
  • Day 8, 9, 10 August August 15th, 16th, 17th 1918

    Day 8, 9, 10 August August 15th, 16th, 17th 1918
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    Actions Around Damery

    -Parvillers is secured
    - Other troops enter Damery, which, against shelling and counterattack, they are able to hold, taking some 200 prisoners.
    - Canadian Corps occupy the village of Fransart
    -Three attempts by other Canadian troops to get into La Chavatte fail, nor can strong patrols penetrate Fresnoy-les-Roye.
    -Canadian Corps clear troublesome trenches north of La Chavatte and troops are able to secure the village
    - Attempts to reach Fresnoy are abandoned
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    Day 13
    The Advance to the Hindenburg Line and the Canal Du Nord, 20th August to 26th September
    - Casualties from August 8th to 20th is 11,822
    - Canadian Corps advance 22.5 km
    - Captured more than 9,000 prisoners , 200 guns, 1000 machine guns and trench mortars
    - Liberated 27 villages
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    The Advance to the Hindenburg Line and the Canal Du Nord

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    Day 15
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    Day 19
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    Second Battle of Arras AKA Second Battle of Sommmes

    -fought on the Western Front in the basin of the Somme River
    -complex, two-operation conflict ; the Scarpe,the Drocourt-Quéant Line ; both part of the overall Allied strategy of exhausting the enemy who was already retreating eastward
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    Battle of Scarpe

    -resulted in an Allied advance of no less than eight kilometres
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    Stats from August 26th to October 11th (47 day)

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    Day 21
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  • Day 26 and 27 September 2nd and 3rd 1918 Victoria Crosses

    Day 26 and 27 September 2nd and 3rd 1918 Victoria Crosses
    *CID = Canadian Infantry Division
    •Cpl W.H.Metcalf, M.M., (American serving)16th Battalion, 1st CID
    •LCol Cyrus W.Peck, 16th Battalion, 1st CID
    •Capt B.S.Hutcheson, Canadian Army Medical Corps, attached to the 75th Battalion, 4th CID
    •Sgt A. G. Knight, 10th Battalion, 1st CID
    •Pte C.J.P.Nunney, D.C.M., M.M., 38th Battalion, 4th CID
    •Pte W. L. Rayfield, 7th Battalion, 1st CID
    •Pte J. F. Young, 87th Battalion, 4th CID
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    Battle of the Drocourt-Quéant Line

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    Operation: The Battles of the Hindenburg Line

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    The Battle of the Canal du Nord

    -12 Victoria Crosses,awarded to British and Commonwealth forces (Canadian shown)
    Captain John MacGregor, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles.
    Lieutenant Graham Thomson Lyall, 102nd (North British Columbia) Battalion, CEF.
    Lieutenant Samuel Lewis Honey, 78th (Winnipeg) Battalion, CEF.
    Lieutenant George Fraser Kerr, 3rd (Toronto) Battalion, CEF.
    Lieutenant Milton Fowler Gregg, Royal Canadian Regiment.
    Sergeant William Merrifield, 4th (Central Ontario) Battalion, CEF.
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    Day 55
  • Day 63 The Battle of Cambrai

    Day 63 The Battle of Cambrai
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    The Pursuit to the Selle

    -actions of the 1st, 3rd and 4th armies in driving the Germans back to the River Selle
    -Victory Cross Recipients ~ Lt. W. L. Algie, 20th Battalion, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division
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    The Final Advance - Cambrai to Mons

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    The Battle of Courtrai AKA Second Battle of Belgium AKA Battle of Rulers

    -was one of a series of offensives in northern France and southern Belgium
    -had captured Roulers, Ostend, Lille and Douai had been recaptured; Bruges and Zeebrugge
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    Day 79
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    Day 84
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    The Battle of Valenciennes

    -was an offensive carried out by the British Third Army to advance to the French-Belgian border and the city of Valenciennes. The city was re-captured by Canadian troops on 2nd November.
    - Capture 1,800 enemy soldiers and 800 dead on battlefield
    - Canadian losses 80 killed, 300 wounded
    - Victoria Cross Recipient ~ Sgt. Hugh Cairns, D. C. M., 46th Battalion, 4th Canadian Infantry Division
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    Day 87
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    Day 89
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    Passage of the Grande Honnelle, November 5 to 7

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    Day 94
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    Day 96