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#1 JWB

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 1253 PM

Not Glamorous, But Effective: The Canadian Corps and the Set-Piece Attack, 1917-1918:

 

https://web.viu.ca/d...ttack (1994.pdf


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#2 R011

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Posted 21 March 2015 - 2152 PM

Very interesting indeed.  Thanks!


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Posted 24 January 2016 - 2245 PM

Not Glamorous, But Effective: The Canadian Corps and the Set-Piece Attack, 1917-1918:

 

https://web.viu.ca/d...ttack (1994.pdf

 

That's a good article, both Currie and Monash were innovators who probably contributed more to modern warfare than the Germans did in WW1. The Germans did nothing in WW1 that was exclusive to them, including their small unit tactics which were WW1 centric anyway, while Currie and Monash particularly developed an all arms warfare that the Germans could only have nightmares about. Tanks, aircraft, artillery, infantry, armoured carriers, all working together to penetrate and overwhelm. Of course it was limited by the technology of the time, especially communications and mechanical reliability, but it was all there as the foundation for blitzkreig. Which the Germans capitalised on for WW2 while the other big powers had a snooze.

 

Main problem as far as history goes is not a factual one but, apparently, the result of German promotion as the Gods of War.


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#4 MiloMorai

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 0824 AM

If one wants to do more reading,

 

Shock Troops: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1917-1918 Volume Two by Tim Cook

 

T-19 is reading Volume One (maybe he will comment)

 

At the Sharp End: Canadians Fighting The Great War 1914-1918 Volume One

 


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 0226 AM

No German, no interest.


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