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The last day, the last hour : the Currie libel trial

Author: Robert J Sharpe; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
Publisher: Toronto : Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On 11 November 1918, the last day of the Great War, the Canadian Corps, led by Sir Arthur Currie, liberated Mons after four years of German occupation. The push to Mons in the last days and weeks of the war had cost many lives. Long after the war, Currie was blamed by many for needlessly wasting those lives. When the Port Hope Evening Guide published an editorial in 1927 repeating this charge, Currie was incensed.
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Genre/Form: Procès, instances, etc
Named Person: Arthur Currie, Sir; Arthur Currie, Sir; Arthur Currie, Sir
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Sharpe; Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.
ISBN: 9780802096197 0802096190
OCLC Number: 421753090
Description: xiv, 270 pages, [17] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Mons --
Arthur Currie, the Great War, and the Canadian Corps --
Sam Hughes: War of Rumours --
A Case for the Defence? --
To Sue or Not to Sue? --
Preparing for Trail --
The Trail Begins --
Another Currie --
Defensive Strategies --
Generals Take the Stand --
General Currie under Fire
Responsibility: Robert J. Sharpe ; with a new preface by the author.
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