The Final 100 Days - August 19, 1918

89 Days Until Armistice

The plans were in motion. The next strike made by the Allies would be in the Arras region – one that the Canadians were familiar with. The previous years’ offensives in Arras saw the Corps come together as one and capture Vimy Ridge, in a battle considered to have forged a national identity. A year of battle had neither diminished nor dimmed that national identity, only strengthening it, as the Canadians began being driven by bus and taken by train northwards to join the British First Army in the sector.