1918 Special Order by Lt.-Gen. Sir Arthur Currie | Source: James, Fred, & Canadian War Records Office. (1918). Canada’s triumph from Amiens to Mons, August to November 1918 (2nd ed.). London: Printed and pub. for the Canadian War Records Office by Charles & Son. [Source Link] | A 2 1/2 page excerpt that contains a message from then Lt. General Arthur Currie to the Canadian Troops dated 3 October, 1918. It begins, “I wish to express to all Troops now fighting in the Canadian Corps my high appreciation of the splendid fighting qualities displayed by them in the successful battle of the last five days.”
Amien: May-August 1918 | Source:; Steele; Harwood. (1920). The Canadians in France; 1915-1918. Toronto: Copp; Clark. | A 44-page book excerpt that offers an account of the Battle of Amiens; which took place from May to August; 1918.; “Within a week the Canadians were again in the trenches north-east of Arras. On July 12th the Fourth Canadian Division completed its relief of part of the Fifteenth and the whole of the Fifty-first (Imperial) Divisions on the left of the front. To the south the First Canadian Division on the following day took over the line held by the rest of the Fifteenth and part of the Fifty-sixth (Imperial) Divisions.”
Cambrai: August-October 1918 | Source: Steele, Harwood. (1920). The Canadians in France, 1915-1918. Toronto: Copp, Clark. | A 75-page extract that details the efforts of the Canadian Corps in the Battle of Cambrai, 1918. “After the Battle of Amiens the greater battle of the Western Front began. Mile after mile of line, division after British division, became involved. And soon that great strategic counterattack, of which men had dreamed and for which they had yearned so long, was in full swing, driving back the hosts of evil into the country whence they came.”
Canada’s Hundred Days | Source: Canada’s Hundred Days. (2011). 3. Retrieved from Veterans Affairs Publications: Canada Remembers – First World War website: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/pdf/publications/canada-remembers/FWW_Last_100_Days_e.pdf . A 3 page summary of the Hundred Days Offensive/Campaign that was produced by Veterans Affairs Canada. Short and simple, this document provides a solid account of Canada’s role in the final months of fighting on the Western Front of the war.
Canada’s Triumph: Amiens, Arras, Cambrai | Source: James, Fred, & Canadian War Records Office. (1918). Canada’s triumph from Amiens to Mons, August to November 1918 (2nd ed.). London: Printed and pub. for the Canadian War Records Office by Charles & Son.[Source Link] | The full 67 page book, which details the actions of the Canadian Corps in the last hundred days of the war. Written by an official government war correspondent, this is a celebratory account that is well structured and fairly simply written.
Final campaign in 1918 | Source: Miller, James Martin, Canfield, H. S. , & Plewman, W. R. (1919). People’s war book: History, cyclopedia, and chronology of the Great World War [Source link] | A 5 page excerpt that describes the actions of the Canadian forces from the Battle of Amiens in August of 1918, to the final fighting in Mons which ended just as the Armistice agreement came into effect.
Final months of the War | Source: Goodspeed, Donald James. (1967). The Armed Forces of Canada, 1867-1967: A Century of Achievement Retrieved from http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/his/docs/AFC_e.pdf | A nine-page illustrated account of the final months of the war, including the Battle of Amiens, the breaking of the Hindenburg Line, and the final push to Mons. This excerpt is extracted from a a military retrospective published in honour of Canada’s Centennial.
Hundred Days Offensive as a Case Study | Source: Goldsworthy, Ryan. (2013). Measuring the Success of Canada’s Wars: The Hundred Days Offensive as a Case Study. Canadian Military Journal, 13(2), 46-56. http://www.journal.dnd.ca/vol13/no2/doc/Goldsworthy-Pages4656-eng.pdf | An 11 page article that focuses on the participation of the Candian Corps in the Hundred Days Offensive. “During the final three months of the First World War, the Allies instigated a series of offensives against Germany on the Western Front which would be known as the Hundred Days Offensive. In this offensive, the Canadian Corps served as the spearhead for the British Empire, and effectively inflicted a series of decisive defeats upon the German Army.”
Mons and Victory! October-November 1918 | Source: Steele, Harwood. (1920). The Canadians in France, 1915-1918. Toronto: Copp, Clark. | A 17 page book excerpt that details the contributions of the Canadian Corps to the Battle of Mons and up to the Armistice in the First World War. “On October 10th the advance of the Canadians beyond Cambrai was resumed. The Independent Force, leading the advance on the extreme right along the Cambrai-Bavai Road, on October 10th reached the Erclin River, a very small stream crossing tbe road northwest of Rieux.”
Report on Arras Operations | Source: War diaries – 1st Canadian Division – Report on Arras Operations – Drocourt-Queant Line | Source: Library and Archives Canada – War diaries [textual record] (R611-371-2-E) | A 157-page document containing scanned pages from the 1st Canadian Division War Diary. The document has bookmarks added to navigate from section to section.
Speech: The Last Hundred Days of the War | Source: Currie, Arthur. (1919). The last hundred days of the war: An address before the Empire Club, 29 August, 1919 in Toronto. The Empire Club of Canada Addresses. [Source Link] | A 9-page document containing a verbatim transcription of a presentation given by General Sir Arthur Currie before the Empire Club in Toronto, at the end of August, 1919. In this speech, Currie talks about the feats of the Canadian Corps during the last 100 days of the war. “Let me for a moment say something about war. We picture war as a business of banners flying, men smiling, full of animation, guns belching forth, and all that sort of thing. One, somehow or other, gets the impression that there is a great deal of glory and glamor about the battlefield. I never saw any of it. I want you to understand that war is simply the curse of butchery, and men who have gone through it, who have seen war stripped of all its trappings, are the last men that will want to see another war.”