The Last Hundred Days

In order to provide a more complete picture of events during the last hundred days of the First World War, culminating in the declaration of the Armistice on 11 November 1918, a description of the Canadian Corps' actions, including those of its allies Great Britain, France, Belgium and the United States, has been provided. Other significant events have also been noted.

It is important to keep in mind that although the reader will notice there are days where there is no mention of an action by the Canadian Corps, this does not mean the Corps was not involved in some activity, such as movement from one area of battle to another, training and preparation prior to going into action, or some other event.

In fact, and as a grim reminder of the consequences of war, the Corps rarely suffered less than one hundred casualties per day during the last hundred days of the First World War.

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Alec MacDougall
Trench Warfare (condensed) (Transcript)

The Advance to the Hindenburg Line and the Canal du Nord, 20 August to 26 September

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August 20

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By the 20th, the Canadian Corps had penetrated up to 22.5 kilometers, on a front which had widened from seven to more than nine kilometers, and had liberated 27 villages. The Corps had captured more than 9,000 prisoners, nearly 200 guns of various calibres, and more than one thousand machine-guns and trench mortars. Casualties during the period of 8 to 20 August numbered 11,822.

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