Canada History

Canada History   timelines 
AskAHistorian    blog 




New France | 7 Years War | 13 Colonies | 1812 | Rebellions | South Africa | World War I | World War II | Korea | Modern Wars | Peace Keepers | Medals

August 1914 | Recruitment | Sam Hughs | To England | To France | 2nd Battle of Ypres | Battle of St Julien |The Naval War | Festabert | Givenchy | Canadian Corps  | The Air War | Newfoundland | St Eloi Crater | The Somme | Mount Sorrel | Hill 70 | Passchendaele | Vimy | Amiens | Cambrai | Mons | Flanders Fields | Victory  

Somme | Canadian Corp | Regina Trench | September Attack | September Map | Somme Map | Beaumont Hamel | Beaumont Map


Travel through the eras of  history and the development of the various nations that make up Canada today.




The Dead


The Somme | Beaumont-Hamel | Canadian Corp | September Attack | Regina Trench

In September of 1916 General Haig had determined that the head on attacks that had started the Somme offensive, and claimed tens of thousands of casualties, could not succeed on their own. He designated a new weapon as the potential key to breaking the deadlock and assigned tanks to the next attack of which 6 were allotted to the 2nd Canadian division.


The Canadian objective was the Pozieres Ridge which lies between the villages of Flers and Courcellette. This first ever attack by tanks quickly bogged down in the mud but Julian Bing, the Canadian commander pushed the attack forward to victory.




Article/Document/Material Source: