The cost in lives was horrifying, and there appeared to be no end in sight. His faults combined with the natural resentment of front-line troops against commanders in the rear to produce antagonism towards him in at least some members of the corps.
This slanderous campaign continued long after the war was over. Nor was he a charismatic speaker. The contingent also had to deal with faulty equipment, including poor webbing, the much-derided MacAdam shovel, boots that dissolved in mud, and the Canadian-manufactured Ross rifle that was showing a tendency to jam during rapid-fire exercises.
The Canadian Corps retained its original Canadian organizational structure and fought as a homogeneous formation for the entire Hundred Days Offensive.
Currie died at 57, leaving his wife destitute. The minister then offered Currie command of one of the four infantry brigades that would be forming up for service abroad. The Canadians emerged from the Vimy battle with a new reputation as shock troops. Veterans of the Great War.
Currie was survived by his wife Lucy, and a son and daughter.
It did not, likely because there had been no outright accusations. Currie planned for the attack in four phases, each having limited objectives so that the infantry could advance but still remain within the range of their protective artillery.
Byng barely had time to meet his senior staff before his troops were engaged in a major battle in the southern part of the Ypres salient. From the first he was an outstanding man among the Canadians. The British generals listened to him and the offensive was halted.
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Described as aloof by his troops, who called him "Guts and Gaiters," he nevertheless inspired them. Many Canadian officers and politicians pushed for two corps, with some even suggesting that a Canadian army might be formed. When he was unable to obtain a position, he returned to the collegiate institute to try for an honours diploma.
Currie was exhausted from his wartime ordeal and, as is evidenced in his correspondence from this period, likely suffering from some form of what is now identified as post-traumatic stress disorder. He died in after a short illness, still tormented by the false allegations.
The corps commander also selected Currie to visit French, and later British, forces and to enquire about their difficult experiences throughout much ofin particular the French ordeal at Verdun. Explain how the Germans had held the ridge for 3 years, and that it is up to them to find a way to break through the German stronghold.General Sir Arthur William Currie, GCMG, KCB (5 December Upon returning to Canada, Currie was promoted to general and was made Inspector-General of the Canadian Army.
Although he only held a high school diploma, Sir Arthur Currie- Greatest Canadian Hero. Transcription. General Sir Arthur Currie, G.C.M.G., K.C.B Arthur William Currie an Irish Canadian, was born in Napperton Western Ontario, in As a very young man he went to British Columbia were he taught school before going into business in Victoria.
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Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie was made commander of the Canadian Corps in June Canadian War Museum Dr.
Tim Cook’s bestselling new book, The Madman and the Butcher, details the war of wills between two of Canada’s military titans. Sir Arthur Currie. Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie was made commander of the Canadian Corps in June A detailed planner, he refused to send his troops into battle without thorough preparations.
The Canadians never lost a battle under Currie's command, even though he lacked charisma and was never popular with his soldiers. Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie was made commander of the Canadian Corps in June Canadian War Museum Dr.
Tim Cook’s bestselling new book, The Madman and the Butcher, details the war of wills between two of Canada’s military titans.Download