World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1918 Q2

1918 – April to June

March saw the beginning of a major German Spring Offensive and Canadian infantry battalions were each holding wide frontages in order to permit British troops to strengthen other sectors that were seriously threatened by the German attacks. For the 49th Battalion, April was highlighted by strong battle patrols in order to maintain control of No Man’s Land and obtaining identification and prisoners. For most of May and June the battalion was back in a rest area were training now focused on a return to mobile warfare, emphasizing the attack, reorganization, consolidation

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World War 2 Remembered - Edmonton Regiment - 1943 Q2

1943 – April to June

The second quarter of 1943 saw changes in organization and equipment for the Edmonton Regiment, a move to quarters in Scotland and training that emphasized offensive operations and assault craft landings. It was obvious the Canadians were preparing for a movement “overseas”.

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