Vimy Ridge 1917: Byng's Canadians Triumph At Arras by Alexander TurnerVimy Ridge 1917: Byng's Canadians Triumph At Arras by Alexander Turner

Vimy Ridge 1917: Byng's Canadians Triumph At Arras

byAlexander TurnerIllustratorPeter Dennis

Paperback | May 8, 2005

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Vimy Ridge was one of the most important geographic features on the entire Western Front in World War I (1914-1918). In early 1917 it was considered practically impregnable, but on 9 April the Canadian Army Corps, under the command of the British Lieutenant General Sir Julian Byng, assaulted it as part of the Arras offensive. In one of the most spectacular operational attacks of the war, they seized almost the entire ridge in a single day. This book describes how the innovative efforts that went into every aspect of the preparation for this attack ensured that the Canadian and British troops achieved unprecedented success.
Alexander Turner is a serving British Army officer in the Irish Guards. His operational experience includes Northern Ireland, Kosovo, the Iraq War of 2003 and service as a United Nations Military Observer. He has a BA in War Studies from King's College, London, and led a battalion battlefield tour to Vimy Ridge in 2002.
Title:Vimy Ridge 1917: Byng's Canadians Triumph At ArrasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.88 × 7.19 × 0.23 inPublished:May 8, 2005Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841768715

ISBN - 13:9781841768717

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well Written A needed addition to the information about the Canadian capture of Vimy Ridge. It is well illustrated with both maps and pictures. The book looks at the battle from more of an operational/tactical perspective than other books dealing with Vimy. I especially appreciated the complete order of battle for both Canadian AND German forces involved in the battle.
Date published: 2006-06-27

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Opposing armies/Opposing plans/The capture of Vimy Ridge/Aftermath/The battlefield today/Further reading/Index