Amiens, Battle of
Amiens, Battle of took place 8-11 August 1918, west of Amiens, France. A co-ordinated assault, spearheaded by the Australian and Canadian Corps, involving aircraft, tanks, artillery, cavalry and infantry, it was subsequently characterized by the German General Erich Ludendorff as "the black day of the German army." The Allied forces won a major victory. The 4 Canadian divisions defeated parts of 15 German divisions, routing 4, at a cost of some 9000 casualties. Their success initiated the "hundred days" which saw the Germans repeatedly driven back all along the Western Front, and which culminated in the armistice of 11 November 1918.
See WORLD WAR I.
Links to Other Sites
Canadian War Museum
The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa is dedicated to the men and women who served with valour and distinction in Canada’s armed services. Their website features a virtual tour of the museum and multimedia online exhibits that depict how Canada met and overcame wartime challenges throughout its history.
Canadian Forces: Glossary
A glossary of military terminology used in the Canadian Forces. From the forces.ca website.