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1 CHRISTIE, N.M. For King & Empire series 6 Canadians at Cambrai and the Canal du Nord, September - October 1918 : A Social History and Battlefield Tour
CEF Books, Ottawa, 1997, ISBN:1896979181 
CHRISTIE, N.M. The Canadians at Cambrai and the Canal du Nord, September – October 1918 : A Social History and Battlefield Tour. (Ottawa) : CEF Books,1997. First Edition. Pp (6),[1]-90,+ folding tour map at rear. Illustrated . Maps. 8vo, illustrated black card covers, lettered in white. Vol. 6 in the For King & Empire series. “The Battle of Cambrai and the Canal du Nord, 1918 was the last major battle fought by the Canadians in the First World War. It was the battle in which the Canadian Corps chose to make its most complex and difficult attack, At 5:20 a.m. On September 27th, 1918, 45,000 Canadian soldiers poured across a dry gap in the Canal du Nord, only 2300 metres wide. The soldiers then fanned out to attack German positions stretching13,000 metres in front of them. Over the next 4 days they captured the Mar quion and Marcoing trench systems and drove to capture the vital transport centre of Cambrai. Four days of fighting had cost the Canadians more than 18,000, killed, wounded and missing.” - from the back cover. Very good. 20.00

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