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Re: Today in Military History
« Reply #150 on: May 23, 2006, 09:16:51 »
I felt that since one of our own on the army.ca site participated in the assault,I would write this for him.
may 23 1944
 Having successfully broken the Gustav line. Allied troops now  must breach the Hitler line, The final obstacle lying between the Allies and the Rome.May 23 1944 is the day it will be assaulted. Canadian troops have been given the toughest part to crack; a barricade of steel, concrete and barbed wire 20 feet thick. The roar of 800 Allied guns lasted more than an hour. The Adolf Hitler line was a German fallback position a few kilometres north of the Gustav line. Its strong points were at Aquino and Piedimonte. If attackers got through the minefields and barbed wire, they faced fortified pillbox machine gun emplacements and crossfire from tanks, artillery and mortars. Soldiers from the Canadian First Infantry Division successfully attacked the line on this date, supported by a tremendous artillery barrage. Tanks from the Canadian Fifth Armoured Division then poured through to attack the waiting German Panther tanks.At a cost of 879 casualties.The line fell.

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Re: Today in Military History
« Reply #151 on: November 24, 2006, 22:12:02 »
On This Day In Canadian Military History

Daily Military History and War Facts
http://www.warmuseum.ca Copyright 2004 Canadian War Museum http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/tih/tih_e.html

Canadian War Museum - Today in History
 
24 November 1918
 
Canadian troops are at Namur, Belgium almost half way to their posting on the Rhine river.
The soldiers are given warm welcomes as they march through each village, although in some
areas the general mistrust of any soldiers keeps people indoors.
 
24 November 1978
 
The Canadian Armed Forces begin Operation Magnet, a two week plan designed to process
and transport Vietnamese refugees to Canada.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2006, 22:16:14 by Miss Jacqueline »
have a nice day...

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Re: Today in Military History
« Reply #152 on: September 11, 2013, 17:28:22 »
Just a reminder:

It is ill that men should kill one another in seditions, tumults and wars; but it is worse to bring nations to such misery, weakness and baseness
as to have neither strength nor courage to contend for anything; to have nothing left worth defending and to give the name of peace to desolation.
Algernon Sidney in Discourses Concerning Government, (1698)
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Re: Today in Military History
« Reply #153 on: October 22, 2013, 10:51:27 »
Battle of Chateauguay  Just a reminder to those near by (Montreal etc.); this Saturday 26 August 2013, is the hundredth anniversary of the battle.  Here is Parks Canada web site description: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/qc/chateauguay/index.aspx .  The anniversary will be a good excuse to visit the site.

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Re: Today in Military History
« Reply #154 on: October 22, 2013, 11:09:12 »
Battle of Chateauguay  Just a reminder to those near by (Montreal etc.); this Saturday 26 August 2013, is the hundredth anniversary of the battle.  Here is Parks Canada web site description: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/qc/chateauguay/index.aspx .  The anniversary will be a good excuse to visit the site.

I'm going to guess you meant 26 October...
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Re: Today in Military History
« Reply #155 on: October 22, 2013, 11:23:56 »
Battle of Chateauguay  Just a reminder to those near by (Montreal etc.); this Saturday 26 August 2013, is the hundredth anniversary of the battle.  Here is Parks Canada web site description: http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/qc/chateauguay/index.aspx .  The anniversary will be a good excuse to visit the site.

...And, I think you meant 200th...but we got it...
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Re: Today in Military History
« Reply #156 on: October 22, 2013, 13:04:31 »
Ack.

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Re: Today in Military History
« Reply #157 on: February 25, 2015, 12:45:24 »
Noticed a discrepancy on "Today in Military History".

February 25

1867:
A.G.L. 'Andy' McNaughton 1867-1966

I have read elsewhere that he was born 25 February 1887
http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Andrew_G.L._McNaughton




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Re: Today in Military History
« Reply #158 on: February 25, 2015, 13:01:10 »
It should be 1887 as he was 30 when he served as Counter Battery Staff Officer in the Canadian Corps at Vimy Ridge and on.

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Re: Today in Military History
« Reply #159 on: January 22, 2018, 15:20:28 »
A couple of days often used as examples of military prowess, good and bad.

22 January 1879
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3x6RPJOkTs

22-23 January 1879
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1csr0dxalpI
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Re: Today in Military History
« Reply #160 on: January 22, 2018, 22:46:59 »
An excellent show from the Secrets of the Dead series on the battle and why the 24th were wiped out.

https://youtu.be/3pQSwo6Dyjs

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Re: Today in Military History
« Reply #161 on: January 23, 2018, 10:12:49 »
A prime example of one of the few cases where a major characteristic of the British Army - the ability to win battles despite the best efforts of its senior officers - did not apply.

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