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The Battle of Canal du Nord was part of a general Allied offensive against German positions on the Western Front during the Hundred Days Offensive of World War I. The battle took place in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, along an incomplete portion of the Canal du Nord and on the outskirts of Cambrai between 27 September and 1 October 1918. [1]

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Albert I (8 April 1875 – 17 February 1934) reigned as King of the Belgians from 1909 to 1934.

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The Allies of World War I, also known as the Entente Powers, were the countries that opposed the Central Powers during the First World War.

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The Battle of Épehy was a battle of the First World War fought on 18 September 1918, involving the British Fourth Army (under the command of General Henry Rawlinson) against German outpost positions in front of the Hindenburg Line.The village of Épehy was captured on 18 September by the 12th (Eastern) Division.

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The Battle of Cambrai, 1918 (also known as the Second Battle of Cambrai) was a battle between troops of the British First, Third and Fourth Armies and German Empire forces during the Hundred Days Offensive of the First World War.

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The Drocourt-Quéant Line (Wotan Stellung) was a set of mutually supporting defensive lines constructed by Germany between the French towns of Drocourt and Quéant during World War I. This defensive system was part of the northernmost section of the Hindenburg Line, a vast German defensive system that ran through northeastern France.

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The Battle of Havrincourt was a World War I battle fought on 12 September 1918, involving the British Third Army (under the command of General Sir Julian Byng) against German troops, including those of the 3rd and 10th Corps, in the town of Havrincourt, France.

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The Battle of St Quentin Canal was a pivotal battle of World War I that began on 29 September 1918 and involved British, Australian and American forces in the spearhead attack and as a single combined force against the German Siegfried Stellung of the Hindenburg Line.

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The Battle of the Lys also known as the Lys Offensive, the Fourth Battle of Ypres, the Third Battle of Flanders, Operation Georgette, Batalha de La Lys and 3ème Bataille des Flandres, was part of the 1918 German offensive in Flanders during World War I, also known as the Spring Offensive.

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Belgium (België; Belgique; Belgien), officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a sovereign state in Western Europe.

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Bourlon is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France.

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The Bourlon Wood Memorial is a Canadian war memorial that commemorates the actions of the Canadian Corps during the final months of the First World War; a period also known as Canada's Hundred Days, part of the Hundred Days Offensive.

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Bruges (in English; Brugge; Bruges; Brügge) is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium, in the northwest of the country.

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Cambrai (Kimbré; Kamerijk; Kamerich; old spelling Cambray) is a commune in the Nord department and in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France on the Scheldt river, which is known locally as the Escaut river.

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The Canadian Corps was a World War I corps formed from the Canadian Expeditionary Force in September 1915 after the arrival of the 2nd Canadian Division in France.

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The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) was the designation of the field force created by Canada for service overseas in the First World War.

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The Canal du Nord is a long canal in northern France.

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The Coldstream Guards (COLDM GDS) is a part of the Guards Division, Foot Guards regiments of the British Army.

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The Commonwealth of Nations, commonly known as the Commonwealth (formerly the British Commonwealth), is an intergovernmental organization of 53 member states that were mostly territories of the former British Empire.

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Captain Cyril Hubert Frisby VC (17 September 1885 – 10 September 1961) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, forming part of the King's Division.

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Marshal Ferdinand Foch, (2 October 1851 – 20 March 1929) was a French soldier, military theorist and the Allied Généralissime during the First World War.

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The First Army (1ère Armée) was a field army of France that fought during World War I and World War II.

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The First Army was a formation of the British Army that existed during the First and Second World Wars.

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The First Army is the oldest and longest established field army of the United States Army, having seen service in both World War I and World War II, under some of the most famous and distinguished officers of the U.S. Army.

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Flanders (Dutch: Vlaanderen, Flandre) today normally refers to the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium.

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Fontaine-Notre-Dame is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

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The Forest of Argonne is a long strip of rocky mountain and wild woodland in north-eastern France.

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The Fourth Army (IVe Armée) was a Field army of the French Army, which fought during World War I and World War II.

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The Fourth Army was a field army that formed part of the British Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

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France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories.

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Frederick Charles Riggs (28 July 1888 – 1 October 1918) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Generalissimo (Generalissimo, Generalísimo, Generalíssimo, Generalissimus) is a military rank of the highest degree, superior to field marshal and other five-star ranks in the countries in which they are used.

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Johannes Georg von der Marwitz (7 July 1856 – 27 October 1929) was a Prussian cavalry general, who commanded several German armies during the First World War on both the Eastern and Western fronts.

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George Fraser Kerr VC, MC & Bar, MM, (8 June 1895 – 8 December 1929) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military award given to British and Commonwealth forces for gallantry in the face of the enemy.

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The German Empire (Deutsches Kaiserreich), variously referred to as the German Reich or Realm, or Imperial Germany, was the historical German nation state that existed from the unification of Germany in 1871 to the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II in November 1918, when Germany became a federal republic.

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Ghent (Gent; Gand) is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish Region of Belgium.

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Graham Thomson Lyall VC (8 March 1892 – 28 November 1941) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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The Grenadier Guards (GREN GDS) is an infantry regiment of the British Army.

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General Henry Sinclair Horne, 1st Baron Horne GCB, KCMG (19 February 1861 – 14 August 1929) was a military officer in the British Army, most notable for his generalship during World War I. He was the only British artillery officer to command an army in the war.

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Henry Tandey VC, DCM, MM (30 August 1891 – 20 December 1977) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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The Hindenburg Line (Siegfriedstellung) was a German defensive position of World War I, built during the winter of 1916–1917 on the Western Front, from Arras to Laffaux, near Soissons on the Aisne.

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Holnon is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France.

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The Hundred Days Offensive was the final period of the First World War, during which the Allies launched a series of offensives against the Central Powers on the Western Front from 8 August to 11 November 1918, beginning with the Battle of Amiens.

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John MacGregor VC MC & Bar DCM ED (1 February 1889 – 9 June 1952) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Field Marshal John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort & Two Bars, (10 July 1886 – 31 March 1946) was a British and Anglo-Irish soldier.

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Field Marshal Julian Hedworth George Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, (11 September 1862 – 6 June 1935) was a British Army officer who served as Governor General of Canada, the 12th since Canadian Confederation.

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The King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) was a line infantry regiment of the British Army.

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Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France.

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Marquion is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

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Mœuvres is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

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The Meuse (Walloon: Mouze) or Maas (Maas) is a major European river, rising in France and flowing through Belgium and the Netherlands before draining into the North Sea.

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The Meuse-Argonne Offensive, also known as the Maas-Argonne Offensive and the Battle of the Argonne Forest, was a part of the final Allied offensive of World War I that stretched along the entire Western Front.

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Brigadier Milton Fowler Gregg, (10 April 1892 – 13 March 1978) was a Canadian officer, and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces during the First World War.

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The monarchy of Belgium is a constitutional, popular and hereditary monarchy whose incumbent is titled the King or Queen of the Belgians (Koning/in der Belgen, Roi/Reine des Belges, König/in der Belgier) and serves as the country's head of state.

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Nord–Pas-de-Calais (Dutch: Noord-Nauw van Calais), Nord for short, is one of the 27 regions of France.

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The Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is the body responsible for the operation of Her Majesty's Stationery Office (usually abbreviated as HMSO) and of other public information services of the United Kingdom.

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The River Oise is a right tributary of the River Seine, flowing for in Belgium and France.

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Otto Ernst Vincent Leo von Below (18 January 1857 in Danzig (now Gdańsk) – 15 March 1944 also in Danzig) was a Prussian general officer in the Imperial German Army during the First World War.

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Palluel is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

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Pronville is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

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Quéant is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

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Reims (also spelt Rheims), a city in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France, lies east-northeast of Paris.

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Sains-lès-Marquion is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

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Samuel Lewis Honey, (9 February 1894 – 30 September 1918) was a soldier in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military award for gallantry in the face of the enemy given to British and Commonwealth forces, during the First World War.

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Sauchy-Lestrée is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

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The Scarpe is a river in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, left tributary of the Scheldt.

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The Sensée is a river in northern France that crosses the département of Pas-de-Calais.

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The 1918 Spring Offensive or Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser's Battle), also known as the Ludendorff Offensive, was a series of German attacks along the Western Front during the First World War, beginning on 21 March 1918, which marked the deepest advances by either side since 1914.

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The Royal Canadian Regiment is an infantry regiment of the Canadian Army.

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The Third Army was a part of the British Army during World War I.

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Thomas Patrick Neely VC MM (28 March 1897 – 1 October 1918) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Thomas Norman Jackson VC (11 February 1897 – 27 September 1918) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Vendhuile is a commune in the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France.

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Verdun (medieval Wirten, official name before 1970 Verdun-sur-Meuse) is a small city in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France.

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The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of the armed forces of various Commonwealth countries, and previous British Empire territories.

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VII Corps was an army corps of the British Army active in the Second World War.

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Following the outbreak of World War I in 1914, the German Army opened the Western Front by first invading Luxembourg and Belgium, then gaining military control of important industrial regions in France.

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William Merrifield VC, MM (9 October 1890Attestation papers, CEF http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc010/490315a.gif – 8 August 1943) was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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The York and Lancaster Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army that existed from 1881 until 1968.

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Ypres ('Ieper') is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders.

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The 17th Army (17.) was an army level command of the German Army in World War I. It was formed in France on 1 February 1918 from the former 14th Army command.

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The 18th Army (18.) was an army level command of the German Army in World War I. It was formed against France on 27 December 1917 from the former Heeresgruppe Woyrsch command.

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The 1st Guard Reserve Division (1. Garde-Reserve-Division) was a reserve infantry division of the Imperial German Army in World War I. It was a reserve formation of the Prussian Guards, the elite regiments raised throughout the Kingdom of Prussia.

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The 2nd Army (2.) was an army level command of the German Army in World War I. It was formed on mobilization in August 1914 from the III Army Inspection.

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The 2nd Guards Reserve Division (2. Garde-Reserve-Division) was a reserve infantry division of the Imperial German Army in World War I. Despite its name, it was not a reserve formation of the Prussian Guards like the 1st Guards Reserve Division.

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The 3rd Reserve Division (3. Reserve-Division) was a reserve infantry division of the Imperial German Army in World War I. It was formed on mobilization in August 1914 from reserve infantry units primarily from Pomerania.

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The 4th Army (4.) was an army level command of the German Army in World War I. It was formed on mobilization in August 1914 from the VI Army Inspection.

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The 6th Army (6.) was an army level command of the German Army in World War I. It was formed on mobilization in August 1914 from the IV Army Inspectorate.

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The 9th Army (9.) was an army level command of the German Army in World War I. It was formed in September 1914 in Breslau to command troops on the southern sector of the Eastern Front.

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Battle of Canal du Nord, Battle of Canal du Nord (WWI), Battle of St. Quentin (September 1918), Battle of the canal du nord.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Canal_du_Nord

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