The Final 100 Days - August 24, 1918

78 Days Until Armistice

As the Canadians poured into Arras, the Allied Forces to chip away at German defences along the Western Front. 

At Amiens, the French and British Third Armies kept manpower and munitions away from the Arras Region, while inflicting crippling blows on General Otto Von Below’s 17th Army - taking over 5000 prisoners, and gaining valuable ground.

Though faced with extremely difficult circumstances, based on the topography of the land and the resilience of the defending forces, the Canadian Corps were aided by their prior experience in the area during the campaigns of 1917. Moreover, they had a number of unused plans from 1917 which, if altered to suit the needs of the 1918 campaigns, could be equally effective.