Only two weeks after striking a crushing
blow on the German Army at Amiens, the Canadian Corps struck
again against one of the most crucial German positions on
the Western Front. Four German Lines blocked the Canadian
advance towards Cambrai, including the formidable Drocourt-Queant
Line, the northern extension of the infamous Hindenburg Line.
In one the most superbly coordinated and executed attacks
the Canadians broke through each successive line, launching
the decisive attack on the D-Q Line when still fighting for
their jump-off positions. It was a stunning victory against
the very best the Germans had.
This volume includes an historical Overview of the Battle;
a Battlefield Tour of 11 Points; a list of 21 Cemeteries and
memorials where the Canadians killed in Battle are commemorated
or buried. Asides in the book include: Capturing a Village,
The Dawn of Peace and many Biographies. Profusely illustrated
with maps, photos and drawings, and includes a fold-out Tour
map at the back of the book.
This volume was included in the TV series, For King &
Empire, Eps 5. The DVD covers the battle like the book, and
is literally a walking tour.