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Shock Army of the British Empire: The Canadian Corps in the Last 100 Days of the Great War (Hardback)
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Shock Army of the British Empire: The Canadian Corps in the Last 100 Days of the Great War (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 25/06/1997
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This book is an operational history of the Canadian Corps in the battles of the final 100 days of World War I, beginning with the battle of Amiens, August 8, 1918, and culminating in the retaking of Mons on November 11, 1918, only hours before the war ended. During the late summer and autumn of 1918, the Canadian Corps, under Lt. Gen. Sir Arthur Currie, played a crucial role in the defeat of the German Army on the Western Front. This work examines the operational, organizational, and tactical innovations developed by the Corps during this campaign and their subsequent effect on military thought. Six battles are examined for their planning, conduct, and lessons: the Battle of Amiens, the breaking of the Drocourt-Queant line, the Canal du Nord and Cambrai, the pursuit to Valenciennes, the storming of Mount Huoy, and the return to Mons.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275955137
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Those readers interested in the Canadian Army or World War One will find this book to be a highly interesting story of when the Canadian Army led the world in tactical Development."-
.,."[This] is a good book that belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the First World War."-Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, #30, 1999
?...[This] is a good book that belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the First World War.?-Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, #30, 1999
?[S]hane Schreiber's clear, well written and detailed narrative makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of the Canadian Corps' success. It will be of great interest to the soldier, the academic and the general reader, both Canadian and non-Canadian alike.?-The Canadian Historical Review
?I highly recommend Schreiber's book. He persuades the reader of the truly central role the Canadian Corps played in the last months of the war while allowing only a slight patriotic bias to show through....Schreiber also does a particularly fine job of examining tactical innovation in a period of intense combat.?-Military Review
?Shane Schreiber has written an excellent addition to this 2evisionist literature. Like the Canadian Corps he analyzes, his book is compact, solid, and effective. He acknowledges teh work of Daniel Dancocks in illuminating the achievements of the Canadian Corps and of its commander, Sir Arthur Currie.?-The Journal of Military History
?This slim volume is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the First World War and in particular the developments that led to the final victories.?-RUSI Journal
?Those readers interested in the Canadian Army or World War One will find this book to be a highly interesting story of when the Canadian Army led the world in tactical Development.?-????
..."YThis is a good book that belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the First World War."-Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, #30, 1999
"YShane Schreiber's clear, well written and detailed narrative makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of the Canadian Corps' success. It will be of great interest to the soldier, the academic and the general reader, both Canadian and non-Canadian alike."-The Canadian Historical Review
..."[This] is a good book that belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the First World War."-Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, #30, 1999
"[S]hane Schreiber's clear, well written and detailed narrative makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of the Canadian Corps' success. It will be of great interest to the soldier, the academic and the general reader, both Canadian and non-Canadian alike."-The Canadian Historical Review
"I highly recommend Schreiber's book. He persuades the reader of the truly central role the Canadian Corps played in the last months of the war while allowing only a slight patriotic bias to show through....Schreiber also does a particularly fine job of examining tactical innovation in a period of intense combat."-Military Review
"This slim volume is highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the First World War and in particular the developments that led to the final victories."-RUSI Journal
"Shane Schreiber has written an excellent addition to this 2evisionist literature. Like the Canadian Corps he analyzes, his book is compact, solid, and effective. He acknowledges teh work of Daniel Dancocks in illuminating the achievements of the Canadian Corps and of its commander, Sir Arthur Currie."-The Journal of Military History

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