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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.

Alec MacDougall
Trench Warfare (condensed) (Transcript)

August 09

Day: 2 - The Battle of AmiensAllie Image

The Canadian Corps advances 6.5 kilometers, while suffering 2,574 casualties[2], about two-thirds of the previous day's total.

Victoria Cross recipients:

[2] Casualties are soldiers killed, injured or missing in action.

Cap badge of the 22nd Battalion (French Canadian), which later became the Royal 22<sup>e</sup> Régiment.

Cap badge of the 22nd Battalion (French Canadian), which later became the Royal 22e Régiment.

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