Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 : Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War. First Edition in dustjacket

By: NICHOLSON, G.W.L., Col.

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NICHOLSON, G.W.L., Col. Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 : Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War. Ottawa : Queen's Printer, 1962. First Printing. Pp (4),v-xiv,(2),3-621,(1), coloured frontispiece + plates, maps, plans, &c., many folding. 8vo, red cloth, gilt crest to front board, gilt lettering to spine. Perkins, Regiments : Regiments and Corpsof the British Empire and Commonwealth 1758 – 1993 : A Critical Bibliograp hy p.90. "Here is related the story of the building of the famous Canadian Corps into a first-class fighting machine whose efficiency and prowess wereunsurpassed by any other formation in the Allied armies. From the early ex citing days of assembly at Valcartier and confusion of embarkation at Quebec, the reader will follow the First Contingent through the misery of winteron Salisbury Plains to the first great test in the Ypres Salient and the h eroic stand against the enemy's newest weapon - poison gas. Gradually the Canadian Corp grew to its full strength, and through its bitter experiences in the mud of the Somme battlefields learned the lessons and built up the esprit that enabled it to prove itself in its splendid achievement on Vimy Ridge. Then came the bitter fighting for Hill 70 and the horrors of Passchendaele - costly forerunners of the great battles of the Hundred Days and thetriumphant advance to Mons and final victory. A chapter of the book summar izes the activities of those Canadian forces who served outside the Canadian Corps, some of them in theatres far removed from the Western Front. In addition, two chapters have been devoted to consideration of problems of organization and administration, particularly the controversial question of theintroduction of conscription in 1917." - from the dj. Contents : 1. Canada At War. 2. Forging the Weapon. 3. The Battles of Ypres, 1915. 4. Festubert and Givenchy, 1915. 5. The St. Eloi Craters and Mount Sorrel, 1916. 6. The Battles of the Somme, July-November 1916. 7. Behind the Front. 8. The Batt le of Vimy Ridge, 9-14 April 1917. 9. The Capture of Hill 70, 1917. 10. Passchendaele, October-November. 11. Conscription. 12. The German Offensives of 1918. 13. Amiens, 8-11 August 1918. 14. Through the Hindenburg Line to Cambrai. 15. The Final Advance, 12 October-11 November. 16. Outside the Corps. 17. After the Armistice. Appendices : A. Person's Holding Principal Appointments. B. Canadian Units in France and Belgium, November 1918. C. Appointments, Enlistments, Strength and Casualties. D. Infantry Battalions, Names and Mobilization. E. The Results of Military Service Act. F. CEF Battles and Engagements 1915-1919. G. Distinguishing Patches Canadian Units in the Field. Very good in spine rubbed, nicked dustjacket. 300.00

Title: Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 : Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: NICHOLSON, G.W.L., Col.

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Publisher: Queen's Printer, Ottawa, 1962,:

Seller ID: 11460

Keywords: CANADA HISTORY CEF MILITARY WW1 CANADIAN ARMY WAR SOLDIERS CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE,