General Sir Julian Byng : Canada's First World War Experience
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General Sir Julian Byng

General Sir Julian Byng

Byng, then a Lieutenant-General, assumed command of the Canadian Corps on the Western Front in June of 1916. Byng transformed the Canadians under his command into a strong and capable force that would go on to prove itself throughout the remainder of the war. After the grand success at Vimy, Byng was given command of Britain’s mighty Third Army. In 1921, by which time he had assumed the title of Viscount, Byng became the twelfth Governor General of Canada.

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