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Author Name:    CHRISTIE, N.M. For King & Empire series 5

Title:   Canadians at Arras and the Drocourt-Queant Line, August-September 1918 : A Social History and Battlefield Tour.

Publisher:    CEF Books, Ottawa, 1997, ISBN:1896979165 

Seller ID:   93230

CHRISTIE, N.M. The Canadians at Arras and the Drocourt-Queant Line, August-September 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. 5 in the For King & Empire series. "The Battle of Arras and the breaking of the Drocourt-Quenat line was the greatest military achievement of the Great War. In 9 days the 100,000 men of Canadian Corps broke through 5 successive German defensive lines and turned the main German position on the Western front. The tenacity of the Canadian attack and its execution surprised the enemy and from 26th August to the 3rd September 1918 it was a fight to the finish. The cost to Canada was 11,000 Canadian men killed, wounded and missing. - from the back cover. Very good. 20.00


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