GWASL 15: VIMY RIDGE AND BEYOND

GWASL 15: VIMY RIDGE AND BEYOND
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    GWASL 15: VIMY RIDGE AND BEYOND
    Canada

    Following the Battle of the Somme, pressure mounted on the Allied command for the Canadian Corps (formed from the Canadian Expeditionary Force) to fight as a single unit, instead of parceling out its soldiers among different British units. When the commander of the Canadian 1st Division took over for General Byng, the unit was under Canadian command for the first time. As the war pressed on, the Canadians were considered an elite, and among the best military formations on the Western Front as Germany was inexorably ground down. Their success on the battlefields comes as no surprise when the all-volunteer formation that the CEF was built on is taken into account. The peak of Canadian military achievement during the war came during the battles of the Somme, Vimy Ridge, and Passchendaele. Together, these battles were later to be known as "Canada's Hundred Days". And despite the fact that Britain's declaration of war automatically brought the dominion of Canada into the conflict, there was widespread support, even among French Canadians, for support of the Motherland. Canada's total casualties stood at the end of the war at 67,000 KIA and 250,000 WIA, out of an expeditionary force of 620,000 men mobilized (39% of those mobilized were to become casualties of war). For the first time in its history, Canadian forces fought as a distinct unit under British command, and later shed their blood for a Canadian general. The Germans went so far as to call the Canadians, 'stosstruppen' (stormtroopers) after experiencing their ferocity in battle. In August 1918, the CEF organized the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force, which reinforced the anti-Bolshevik garrison in Vladivostok during the winter of 1918–19.

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