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Vimy Ridge 1917 : Byng's Canadians triumph at Arras

Author: Alexander Turner, (Military historian); Peter Dennis
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey Pub., ©2005.
Series: Campaign (Osprey Publishing), 151.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vimy Ridge was one of the most important geographic features on the entire Western Front in World War I. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Turner, Alexander.
Vimy Ridge 1917.
Oxford : Osprey Pub., ©2005
(OCoLC)60793210
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Turner, (Military historian); Peter Dennis
ISBN: 9781846036729 1846036720
OCLC Number: 309899500
Description: 1 online resource (96 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Imprint; Contents; Introduction; Vimy Ridge And The Pursuit Of Breakthrough; Plans For 1917; Withdrawal To The Hindenburg Line; The Arras Offensive Takes Shape; Chronology; Opposing Commanders; Limitations Of A Military Revolution; The Germans; Colonel-General Freiherr Von Falkenhausen; General Of Infantry Karl Ritter Von Fasbender; The British And Canadians; General Sir Henry Horne; Lieutenant-General The Honourable Sir Julian Byng; Opposing Armies; The German Army At Vimy Ridge; The Canadian Corps At Vimy Ridge; Orders Of Battle; Opposing Plans.
Series Title: Campaign (Osprey Publishing), 151.
Responsibility: AlexanderTurner : illustrated by Peter Dennis.

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Vimy Ridge was one of the most important geographic features on the entire Western Front in World War I. 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 unpr.

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