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News — Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew L. McNaughton

Battle Tactics. April 1917 Information graciously provided by Veterans Affairs Canada.

1917 1st Division April 9 Battle Tactics Carrier pigeons Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew L. McNaughton Lieutenant-Colonel Raymond Brutinel Lieutenant-General Arthur Currie Major-General Arthur Currie McGill University No Man’s Land sound ranging tank trenches WWI

Battle Tactics. April 1917 Information graciously provided by Veterans Affairs Canada.

(The Model reproduction of German lines. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.) The taking of Vimy Ridge was a great military accomplishment — Canadians had succeeded where others had failed. Of course, the courage and sacrifice of those who fought and died there were the essence of the victory, assisted by novel battle tactics and preparations What lay before our sons just born? – To crawl through a sand box mixed with blood. To form a line that eats, inch by inch, across a wasted strip of land coveted by all. The First World War, from a technological standpoint, was...

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