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Ypres, somme, vimy and passchendale

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hasanahatesenglish's version from 2015-11-23 04:25

Section 1

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first use of poison gas,GERMANS attack FRENCH POSITIONS using the GAS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY.
french colonial soldiers RETREAT
last piece of belgiumheld by the allies
canadians HOLD POSITIONS and PREVENT GERMAN BREAKTHROUGH
more than HALF the Canadian forces died (over 6000)
what is the significance of ypres?canadians praised as courageous and FIRST TIME canadians experience trench and gas warfare
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Section 2

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massive allied ATTEMPT TO END THE STALEMATE ANDend of war by smashing german defenses
five days of bombardment and infantry assault on german trenches
germans went underground came back upand MOWED DOWN ALLIES WITH MACHINE GUNS
newfoundland regimentwiped out
what is the significance of sommecanadian soldiers capture their objectives while the british could not. first time tanks were used in battle
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Section 3

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germans had a very good defensive posiion
canadians would be allowed to attack the ridge. arthur currie would command canadian forces
instead of artillery and softening up the german defensecurrie would employ a creeping barrage
what is creeping barragebombard and advance, guns first and infantry follow
canadians took the ridgeby nightfall
over 10000 canadians died
assault waswell planned
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF VIMY RIDGEcanadians are regarded as truly professional solidersm this was often regarded as one of canada's most defining moments as a nation.
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Section 4

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currie was now a generalin command of all canadian troops
attempt to relieve the french in the FLANDERS AREA
the battle field was muddy and horrific
canadians took their objectiveswill others could not
1600 canadian casualties
what is the significance of passchendalecanadians are NOW REGARDED AS STORM TROOPERS BEST ALLIED SOLIDERS THAT CAN BE FIELDED AGAINST THE GERMANS
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