Tag: Arthur Currie

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Battle of Passchendaele: Controversial in 1917 and Today

The Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, was fought July 31-November 10, 1917, in Flanders, Belgium. The goal of the attack was to gain Allied control of the ridges around the city of Ypres and to force the Germans to divert resources from the channel and their U-boat bases. The nations […]

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Kinmel Park Riots: Treat Us More Humanely and Send Us Home

The Canadian Corps served admirably in World War I. One thing, however, marred its reputation: the Kinmel Park riots. After Armistice, there was no official policy to send the troops home. The Canadian army and government disagreed over the best course of action. The government wanted a “first over, first back” system while Gen. Arthur […]

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Arthur Currie: Commander of the Canadian Corps

Arthur Currie was born December 5, 1875, in Napperton, Ontario. Currie worked as a teacher, real estate agent and insurance broker. He also served as an officer in the militia in British Columbia. Currie’s business schemes left him deeply in debt, and he used money earmarked for the militia to pay off his debts. Friends […]

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