J.L. Granatstein: The Greatest Victory

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The war in general as seen from Canada this is an incredibly useful condensed very easy to read overview of what could be Canada s finest military our. Their two Motor Machine Brigades with guns and mortars mounted on armoured cars and trucks with great effect Granatstein is an award winning Cosmological Enigmas historian whoas received six At Hells Gate honorary degrees foris work on conflict and Canadian Never Goodbye (Albany Boys, history He is a gifted writer with a profound understanding of theistorical and political context of World War I as well as the many factors that played into the complex events in the final days of the war These factors include complex politics the logistics of large scale battles the personalities organizing the battles and even the specific weather and geography that influenced battle outcomes Perhaps most important is Granatstein's excellent selection of soldiers' own description of their experience on the ground in is use of the Canadian Letters and Images Project In addition to these perspectives events are recounted from a variety of angles including that of Canada's most famous General Sir Arthur Currie This new account of Canada's one undred days will displace Vimy as the moment to remember about ow the Great War was won with difficulty determination and sacrifi.

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This made me want to learn about Arthur Currie Military istory can leave one s Lady Lorena’s Spinster’s Society head spinning with all the details of tactics and movements in battle The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 is a much celebrated moment in both Canadian and European militaryistory Vimy was a costly success While it did improve military and public morale the reality is that it was of a symbolic victory than a strategic one the Germans retreated a few miles and many lives On the First Night of Christmas had been lost Surprisingly few Canadians are familiar with the real story of Canadian military success and sacrifice the Hundred Days that led to the end of the war Beginning on August 8 1918 the Canadian Corps launched a series of attacks that took Amiens crossed the Canal du Nord smashed the Hindenburg Line took Cambrai and Valenciennes and defeated a uarter of the German Army in the field On the morning of August 8 following the Canadian led attack German commander and jointead of the German army Erich Ludendorff called it the Black Day of the German Army In the P.S. Im Pregnant hundred days that preceded the Armistice on November 11 1918 the Canadian Corps made its greatest contribution to the Allied victory in World War 1 and without uestion the greatest contribution any Canadian forceas ever made in bat.

Ut JL Granatstein does is best to provide an overview that is concise straightforward without the strain of too much detail Combined with an overview of. TleThe 100000 soldiers of the four Canadian divisions fought a mobile war that was revolutionary in its effectiveness and as Jack Granatstein argues would influence the course of subseuent fighting particularly in World War 2 With 45000 casualties in three months almost a uarter of Canadian casualties during the whole four years of the war owever the costs were Cult Science Fiction Films heavy These Canadian led assaults changed Allied fighting from static defensive positions to a war of mobility technology and smart coordination How did Canadians come to lead these mobile well coordinated andard itting attacks The preparations were intense according to Granatstein ranging from individual training to massive corps wide exercises; careful analysis of lessons learned studies; expansion of the role of signallers gunners and engineers; and perfection of techniues like the creeping barrage The fire and movement philosophy emphasized by Sir Arthur Currie Commander of the Canadian Corps increased the use of tanks machine guns Stokes mortars and phosphorus bombs among other military ardwareMobility was the key; Canadians used.