Tag: Canadian Corps

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Battle of Amiens: Black Day of the German Army

The Battle of Amiens was fought August 8-11, 1918, near Picardy, France. (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.) It was part of an Allied counteroffensive after several German offensives failed in the spring. The battle also is […]

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.  (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.) The goal of the attack was to gain Allied control […]

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.  (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.) After Armistice, there was no official policy to send the troops […]

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Khaki University: Steering Soldiers Away From Vice

Canada, near the end of World War I, devised an idea to keep its soldiers occupied during their down time, steering them away from vice, and preparing them for postwar life.  This idea was Khaki University. (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, […]

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Battle of Hill 70: A Forgotten, Yet Important Battle

The Battle of Hill 70 was fought August 15-25, 1917, near Lens, France. (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.) The attack relieved pressure on the Allies near Passchendaele. The idea was the attack on Hill 70 would […]

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Battle of Vimy Ridge: Canada’s Coming of Age

The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place April 9-12, 1917, near Arras, France. The nations involved were Canada, Great Britain and Germany.  (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.) Major Events of the Battle: Learning from the mistake […]

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry: Canadian Men with Previous Military Experience

The first battle the Canadian Expeditionary Force engaged in during World War I was the Second Battle of Ypres. However, a group of soldiers did participate in earlier engagements. These men were members of Princess Patricia’s regiment.   (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and […]

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.  (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.) Currie worked as a teacher, real estate agent and insurance broker. He also served as an officer in the militia […]

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