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Julian Hedworth George Byng

(1862—1935) army officer

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battle of Arras/Vimy Ridge

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(1917).

The British offensive at Arras, of which the Canadian capture of Vimy Ridge formed a notable part (see Canadian Expeditionary Force), was the result of Allied discussions...

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Battle of Cambrai

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The first successful tank battle in history. On 20 November 1915, the new Tank Corps broke the German line with 500 British tanks and captured 10,000 prisoners. The British failed to...

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Canadian Expeditionary Force

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(CEF).

The outbreak of war in 1914 was greeted with enthusiasm in Canada, but regular Canadian forces were minuscule—about 3,100 men—plus a poorly trained active militia of 75,000....

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Sir James Edward Edmonds

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(1861–1956). Commissioned into the Royal Engineers in 1881, Edmonds served on Kitchener's staff in South Africa. He went to France in 1914 as COS of 4th Division. After wilting under the...

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