Major Canadian Battles in WW1<br />
First Battle of Ypres<br />April 22-24 1915<br />6035 Canadian casualties in 48 hours, over 2000 died<br />Canadians held ...
Battle of Beaumont Hamel<br />July 1, 1916<br />Opening battle of the larger, Battle of The Somme<br /> Artillery was to s...
Battle of VimyRidge<br />April 9-12 1917, over 40,000 Canadian soldiers involved<br />The ridge was the highest point in a...
Battle of Passchendaele<br />July 31-November 1917, Canadians involved on October 26, 20,000 Canadians involved<br />Heavy...
Battle of Amiens<br />August 8-11, 1918<br />Approximately 22,000 Allied casualties and 24,000 German casualties, 50,000 G...
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  1. 1. Major Canadian Battles in WW1<br />
  2. 2. First Battle of Ypres<br />April 22-24 1915<br />6035 Canadian casualties in 48 hours, over 2000 died<br />Canadians held a salient (a bulge) in the line in front of the town<br />On the 22 Germans attacked with artillery and chlorine gas, followed up by infantry attacks<br />The French, who were to the left of the Canadians retreated, the Canadians counterattacked and filled the gap left by the French<br />
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  4. 4. Battle of Beaumont Hamel<br />July 1, 1916<br />Opening battle of the larger, Battle of The Somme<br /> Artillery was to soften up infantry targets but either missed or was ineffective<br />Germans knew of the coming Allied attack<br />Newfoundlanders moved overnight to Allied trenches<br />At 8:45 they attacked across no man’s land<br />They were to attempt to march in formation, uphill, through barbed wire, in broad daylight, 900 meters to enemy lines, then fight<br />The battle was over in less than an hour<br />733 of 801 Newfoundlanders were killed or wounded<br />
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  6. 6. Battle of VimyRidge<br />April 9-12 1917, over 40,000 Canadian soldiers involved<br />The ridge was the highest point in a large area<br />Previous attacks had been made by the French and British, now it was Canada’s turn<br />There was massive preparation, including observation balloons and a 3 week artillery barrage<br />The battle began on April 9, Canadians took the ridge that afternoon<br />On April 12 Canadians took Hill 145 and “the pimple” a hill on the North end of the ridge<br />10,602 Canadians wounded, 3,598 dead<br />
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  8. 8. Battle of Passchendaele<br />July 31-November 1917, Canadians involved on October 26, 20,000 Canadians involved<br />Heavy rains and artillery turned the battlefield into a field of mud so thick soldiers and horses drowned<br />Objective was to take the village of Passchendaele<br />On October 30 the assault on the village began, one week later it was taken<br />15,654 Canadian casualties, 4,028 of which were killed<br />
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  11. 11. Battle of Amiens<br />August 8-11, 1918<br />Approximately 22,000 Allied casualties and 24,000 German casualties, 50,000 German soldiers taken prisoner<br />Just over 9,000 Canadian casualties<br />First tank vs. Tank battle in history<br />The Allies wanted to take back land that the Germans took in the spring and relieve pressure on the French at Verdun<br />

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