DANCOCKS, Daniel G. CURRIE, Arthur, Sir)
Title: Spearhead to Victory : Canada and the Great War. in dj.
Publisher:  Hurtig Publishers, Edmonton, 1987, ISBN:0888303106
Seller ID: 95481
DANCOCKS, Daniel G. Spearhead to Victory : Canada and the Great War. Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers, (1987). Pp. (10),-294, + 16 p. of illustrations. 8vo, black cloth with grey lettering to spine. "Due to the disappointing contributions of the French and American armies, the inescapable conclusion it that the British Expeditionary Force, by breaching the enemy's most powerful defences and defeating the bulk of the German army, won the war. And the BEF was led by the four divisions of the Canadian Army Corps under Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie, the greatest soldier this century has produced. While engaging fifty German divisions during the last hundred days -- one-quarter of the enemy's forces -- the Canadian Corps exerted an influence on events far out of proportion to its size, a tribute to Currie's generalship and to the skill, courage, and determination of Canada's soldiers." -from the dj. Contents: 1. The Tide Turns; 2. Forging a Potent Weapon; 3. " God Help the Boche!"; 4. "The Black Day of the German Army"; 5. Wasted Opportunities; 6. Breaking the Hindenburg Line; 7. Crucible at Cambrai; 8. Pursuit; 9. Armistice; 10. Discipline and Discontent; 11. The Fruits of Victory. With appendices relating to the Third Battle of Mons, and the Order of Battle of the Canadian Army Corps at war's end. Gift inscription to ffep, else very good in dust jacket. 24.00