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Vimy Ridge 1917: Byng’s Canadians Triumph at Arras

Vimy Ridge Byng s Canadians Triumph at Arras Vimy Ridge was one of the most important geographic features on the entire Western Front in World War I In early it was considered practically impregnable but on April the Canadian A

  • Title: Vimy Ridge 1917: Byng’s Canadians Triumph at Arras
  • Author: Alexander Turner Peter Dennis
  • ISBN: 9781841768717
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Vimy Ridge was one of the most important geographic features on the entire Western Front in World War I 1914 1918 In early 1917 it was considered practically impregnable, but on 9 April the Canadian Army Corps, under the command of the British Lieutenant General Sir Julian Byng, assaulted it as part of the Arras offensive In one of the most spectacular operational attaVimy Ridge was one of the most important geographic features on the entire Western Front in World War I 1914 1918 In early 1917 it was considered practically impregnable, but on 9 April the Canadian Army Corps, under the command of the British Lieutenant General Sir Julian Byng, assaulted it as part of the Arras offensive In one of the most spectacular operational attacks of the war, they seized almost the entire ridge in a single day This book describes how the innovative efforts that went into every aspect of the preparation for this attack ensured that the Canadian and British troops achieved unprecedented success.

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    1. WWI battles aren't Osprey's strength, but this one hits the mark. Plenty of attention to the preparation, maybe a little too fast on the storming of the crest on April 9th. Turner likes to point out the hidden efforts, such as the labour gangs that unload shells of the trains onto narrow gauge railways, or the sheer number of miles of trenches and underground attack corridors that were carved out of the chalky soil by hand. He is consciously light on the nation-building tune that so many Canadia [...]

    2. One of the better Campaign Series: The vice of the Campaign Series can be to cover so large a subject in one small volume and give so much introductory material that the subject of the book is covered in less depth than in an Encyclopedia. In the end you get little more than an introduction, a few nice pictures, if you're lucky some nice maps, and photographs so small you can never see the detail mentioned in the captions. In Vimy Ridge the author has avoided these perils. He limits himself to t [...]

    3. By the time the Canadians stormed Vimy Ridge on April 9th, 1917, infantry tactics has come a long way from those of 1914. As much, if not more, rode on the success or failure of artillery work; destroying the enemy's guns, smashing his frontline positions, and interdicting his supply and reinforcement lines. And now there was the added element of air power, as the two sides tried to improve their knowledge of the situation behind enemy lines. This book reflects that. It describes very well the p [...]

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