Secrets and Lies: Moving the Canadian Corps for Battle, August 1918

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Secrets and Lies: Moving the Canadian Corps for Battle, August 1918

Post by BFBSM » Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:09 pm

This talk by Rob Thompson was given to a live, online audience and looks at how the Canadians were spirited south whilst convincing the Germans and their own men that they were headed north.

The Battle of Amiens began on 8 August, 1918 and was described by General Ludendorff as the 'Black Day of the German Army'. The BEF, spearheaded by the Canadian Corps smashed through the German lines in a surprise attack that penetrated up to eight miles.

But how did the oversized Canadian Corps, the key element in the assault, get from their positions around Arras to Amiens without arousing the suspicions of the ever-watchful Germans?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enohJICDnxI

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