The presentation will be live and online.
We are delighted that we will be able to bring you two talks - both on the Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days.
In the first presentation, Dr Bill Stewart will bring us 'Tubes, Typewriters, Trucks and Training 1918: The Canadian Corps' Advantages'
Bill will examine the multiple ways in which the Canadian Corps differed from BEF formations in 1918. Some of these advantages are well understood, some are misunderstood, and some are completely missed. He will examine all these categories but will focus on the misunderstood and missed items and how they were of a benefit to the Corps’ performance.
In the second presentation, Dr Tim Cook will bring us 'The Forgotten Liberations: The Canadian Corps in 1918'
Tim will present his new research on the Canadian liberation of French and Belgian civilians in the Hundred Days campaign. Unlike the great attention paid to the liberations in the Second World War, there is little to no discussion of these similar liberations in the First World War by Canadian soldiers. He will describe these forgotten operations and why it is important to remember them.
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It is also possible to register by clicking this link: The Canadian Corps in the Hundred Days
The talk will be undertaken using the 'Zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your PC / iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.
Please Note : > Once registrations hit capacity (we have a 1000 limit on the webinars) then you won't be able to register. If this happens, you can still watch the event via the Facebook Live Stream (subject to any technical hitches) on our Facebook page. Alternatively, these are loaded to our YouTube channel where they can be watched a few weeks after the event.