The Canadians in the Second Battle of Ypres, April 22nd-26th, 1915
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The Canadians in the Second Battle of Ypres, April 22nd-26th, 1915 A Social History and Battlefield Tour by Norm M. Christie

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Published by Cef BOOKS .
Written in English


  • Military - World War I,
  • History - Military / War

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12225267M
ISBN 101896979602
ISBN 109781896979601

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On 22 April , the men of the 1st Canadian Division faced chlorine gas, a new lethal weapon against which they had no defence. In defiance of a particularly horrible death, or, at the very least, severe lung injury, these untested Canadians fought almost continuously for four days, often hand-to-hand, as they clung stubbornly against overwhelming odds to a vital part of the Allied line 5/5(1). Second Battle of Ypres (April 22– ), second of three costly battles in World War I at Ypres (now Ieper), in western Flanders. The battle marked the Germans’ first use of poison gas as a weapon. Although the gas attack opened a wide hole in the Allied line, .   Summary of the Battle of Ypres The 1st Canadian Division had just arrived at the front and were moved to Ypres Salient, a bulge in the front of the City of Ypres in Belgium. The Germans held the high ground. The Canadians had two British divisions on their right, and two French army divisions on their left. Baptism of Fire: The Second Battle of Ypres and the Forging of Canada, April is a non-fiction book, written by Canadian writer Nathan M. Greenfield, first published in April by Harper the book, the author recounts "The Second Battle of Ypres", called an "heroic battle" of World War I. The battle poised skilled German soldiers armed with chlorine gas against the entrenched.

  By Mike Phifer. Despite the incessant German shelling that had been hammering away at the French lines to their immediate left near the rubble-strewn city of Ypres in northwestern Belgium, the largely untested soldiers of the Canadian 1st Division found the early spring day of Ap , surprisingly warm and pleasant. I've just started reading 'Gas! The Battle for Ypres, ' by J.L. Williams and R. James Steel (). This might be a better book if you're more interested in the first attack on April 22nd, since that's its main focus. Cassar deals with the entire 2nd Ypres. Edited 28 April by KernelPanic. The 2nd Battle of Ypres (April 22 – ). Danny finds himself cornered by the Germans’ insidious chlorine gas attack and facing a very strange solution. Interesting fact: During the Battle of Ypres, John MacRae spent twenty minutes jotting down .   The Second Battle of Ypres was, by any definition, a brutal event in a brutal war. The already terrible conditions of trench warfare, punctuated by the unimaginable horror of shell fire that turned men into "pink mist," became even worse when the Germans introduced chlorine gas. But despite the terror, the battle marked a key moment in the formation of Canadian identity and pride.

  The Second Battle Ypres was fought April 22 to , during World War I () and saw the Germans conduct a limited offensive around the strategic town of Ypres in Flanders. During the course of the battle, the Germans debuted the use of . Ypres (April 22–May 5, ): When deadly German gas attacks send others running, the Canadians hold their ground. At Second Ypres, the smallest tactical unit in the infantry was a company; by it would be the section. The Canadians were employed offensively later in , but not successfully. A Third Battle of Ypres, more commonly known as the Battle of Passchendaele was fought in the autumn of The battle was marked by Canadian tactical. Ypres was a renowned medieval town that had once thrived as a centre for textiles. During the First World War, Ypres became synonymous with destruction, trench warfare, poisonous gas, and military stalemate. In April , the Second Battle of Ypres established the reputation of the Canadians .