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100 Days: Arras

75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

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Days nineteen to twenty-seven Mr. Yves Delrue (Deputy Mayor of Arras): One hundred years ago – following earlier successes at Amiens – the allies continued their military campaign in the region of Arras. On August 26th, the 100,000 strong Canadian Corps attacked across a sector bordered by the Scarpe River and the road to Cambrai. On September 2nd, the Canadians advanced again breaking the enemy’s defenses and reaching the town of Dury to the east. For Arras and the many towns and villages of this region, the Great War was over. This important anniversary provides an opportunity to remember those who fought for our freedom and recommit ourselves to preserving the peace that came at so high a price. Thank you Canada.
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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs
Recorded:
August 28, 2018
Duration:
1:03
War, Conflict or Mission:
First World War
Location/Theatre:
Europe
Battle/Campaign:
Arras
Branch:
Canadian Armed Forces

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