ONLINE: The Hardest Battle: The Canadian Corps’ Second Battle of Arras 1918
20 Nov

The presentation will be live and online. 

The Canadian Corps’ most important operational assignment, the Battle of Second Arras ran from 26 August to 3 September 1918. Currie called this the corps’ hardest battle and its greatest victory. The Canadians defeated 11 German divisions, broke through a 15 kilometre deep zone of defences, and forced two German armies to retreat across the Canal du Nord. 

Based on exhaustive research of original Canadian, British, and German sources, Dr Bill Stewart will examine each day of the battle. This includes the objectives, resources, enemy forces, and the outcome told through a series of animated maps. Interspersed will be an analysis of the twelve factors that assisted or hindered the corps’ operations in the battle. The presentation will give a comprehensive understanding of what happened and why.

Members wishing to participate will need to register: details of how to register will be circulated via The Western Front Association's newsletter 'Trench Lines'. If you are not a subscriber to 'Trench Lines' please subscribe now. 

To subscribe to Trench Lines, go to the home page of The Western Front Association web site and complete your details in the 'Newsletter sign up' box. 

It is also possible to register by clicking this link: The Hardest Battle

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.

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ONLINE: The Hardest Battle: The Canadian Corps’ Second Battle of Arras 1918,
20 Nov 2023 20:00