Category Archives: Cdns in Action

Vimy Ridge Map

More is coming soon But here is the map I made of the Vimy Operation See map – head for Berlin, git goin’ The Camps the troops stayed in are here Signed G2 Here are the Battalion routes  

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Canadians and the Battle of Messines

You are looking at an extract of a map concerning the Battle of Messines on June 7, 1917, which kicked off the 3rd Battle of Ypres and concluded with the capture of Passchendaele in late November 1917. The area is a … Continue reading

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Let’s Help Norm Find 44 Lost Canadian Scottish Soldiers!

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A recent National Post news item featured Norm Christie and his belief that 44 Can Scots are buried, and were forgotten in the post war cleanup, near Neuville St Vaast which is just North of Arras. See the story here … Continue reading

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The 2nd Battle of Ypres Remembered

The 2nd Battle of Ypres started 100 years ago on 22 April 1915. The purpose of this post is to give you a sense of the battle from material sourced on the Web plus unique maps created to show you … Continue reading

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Where is THERE? Remembering The 1st Canadian Division at Neuve Chapelle 10 – 13 March 1915

Records of battles are easy to find. Where they occurred are often recorded in media of the day and that can be a daunting problem if you want to walk the ground. However, when the battle fades into memory the … Continue reading

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Battalion Paymaster Lead the Charge at Kitchener`s Wood

And what of Captain Herrick McGregor? As battalion paymaster, he was expected to stay well back of the battleground. That he did not. Before the first assault on the German line, McGregor was conspicuously lending moral support to the troops. … Continue reading

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FRED FISHER VC at St Julien April 1915 by Bill Smy

 By 1900 hrs, the 10th Battery, commanded by Major William B. King, found itself in close contact with the enemy and in imminent danger of being over run. The battery, consisting of four 18-pounders, was deployed in an orchard just … Continue reading

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Artillery Positions at Ypres 4 PM 22 April 1915

The 100th Anniversary of the Battle of 2nd Ypres is fast approaching. So we decided to see if we could peer into the past and generate some map references that you could visit. The aim is ease of access and … Continue reading

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Ypres April 1915 – a brief look back

Joanna Legg has done a study of events that preceded the Canadians involvement in the 3rd week of April. You can read it here. MSG FROM AYCH KEW 8 MAR SECRET – Canadians will move to a new location – planning … Continue reading

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YPRES – APRIL 1915

A story is coming for 22 April Here is quick background to the 2nd Battle of Ypres from the Canadian War Museum In the meantime – please take a minute to look over the cost of this battle. You may … Continue reading

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