The Final 100 Days - August 15, 1918

 

The end of a campaign usually meant rest for the troops that had participated. However, he Canadian Corps were not awarded that luxury after their victory at Amiens. A near 20 kilometer gain in the area had proven the potential of well planned, well-coordinated “shock offence” .Although Allied Supreme Commander Ferdinand Foch had ordered the continuation of the Amiens offensive, the prospect of further casualties kept B.E.F Commander Douglas Haig from fully committing. Still, the Canadian Corps made tactful thrusts through the line. The previous day had seen contingents of the 3rd Division capture Parvillers – and further success followed. The 15th of August saw a foothold in Damery hold firm against and fierce German counterattacks and incessant shelling.