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    How NOT to use blogs

    By keithmroberts

    This area is not for queries but for ongoing blogs. if you want to ask for help, please go to the appropriate sub-forum in the main part of the GWF. You have been asked to make your first post in a specified location. Once you have done that, your query can be raised in the various sections of the forum. If you previously posted a request for help or information in this area, it is likely to be deleted at some point in the next few weeks or months. So if you have a reply, please make a note o
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Wednesday, 20th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 3

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 3.   The march grinds to a halt as a serious accident on the railway delays supplies.  The men take this first setback in stride, spending their time cleaning harness and vehicles, Wednesday, 20th November 1918.   Spartacist Revolution Funerals, 20 November 1918.  A funeral procession arrives in eastern Berlin at the Graveyard of the Fallen of March (Friedhof der Marzgefallenen), where the victims of The Spartacist Revolution,

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Tuesday, 19th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 2

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 2.   After staying in Thulin for over a week, men of the 61st Field Battery depart for Cambron St. Vincent at 03h30, arriving at 14h00 after being inspected enroute by the G.O.C. 3rd Canadian Infantry Brigade.  Weather reported as damp, foggy and very cold (this will be a staple of the march over the next four weeks).   The March to the Rhine, First Period (courtesy 60th Fld Bty)   Canadian Corps   13th

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Monday, 18th November 1918 - March to the Rhine Day 1

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: The March to the Rhine - Day 1.   Several men will be focused on during The March to the Rhine - The Allied Occupation of Germany, beginning with Canadian Corps Commander Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie.   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue, adjutant for the 61st Field Battery, who has been suffering from the Chinese Flu for some time now, and will not be participating in the march (he remains in daily contact with the battery).  Lt Virtue will eventu

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Sunday, 17th November 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 102

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 102.   Today shall mark the last day of Canada's Hundred Days for tomorrow, The March to the Rhine - The Allied Occupation of Germany begins, Monday, 18th November 1918.   Forward units of the Cavalry will secure the bridgeheads at Bonn and Cologne twenty-five days later on 12th December 1918, with G.O.C. of the British 2nd Army Field Marshal Herbert Plumer saluting the troops of the Canadian 1st Division at Cologne, while the Cana

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Saturday, 16th November 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 101

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 101.   Lt-Gen Sir Arthur Currie spends his day in the office planning for the advance to the German Frontier while the troops rest and clean up.  The instructions for Advance to German Frontier No. 1 are issued later in the day, Saturday, 16th November 1918.   61st Field Battery, C.F.A., C.D.A., C.E.F.   Lt Virtue 61st Field Battery No entry        

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Friday, 15th November 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 100

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 100.   Elements of the 5th Canadian Divisional Artillery (C.D.A.) attend a birthday celebration mass for King Albert I at the church in Thulin, Belgium.  In the morning, Lt-Gen Sir Arthur Currie attends the official entry of the Army Commander (General Horne) in Grand Place, Mons, after which he attended an "At Home" given by the 3rd Canadian Division in the afternoon, Friday, 15th November 1918.   This version of Canada's Hundred Days

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Thursday, 14th November 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 99

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 99.   As Canada's Hundred Days is about to end, troops have already begun to march to assembly areas for the March to the Rhine - The Allied Occupation of Germany.  Formal ceremonies for the Canadian Corps are to be held in Grand Place, Mons tomorrow.  Allied POWs are released and begin to reach the former front lines, Thursday, 14th November 1918.   61st Field Battery, C.F.A., C.D.A., C.E.F.   Lt Virtue 61st Field Ba

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Tuesday, 29th October 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 83

100 YEARS AGO TODAY: Canada's Hundred Days - 83. Troops of the 4th Canadian Infantry Division relieve the British 51st Division in front of Mont Houy, between the la Rhonelle River and the Canal de l'Escaut.  Meanwhile, French troops launch a successful attack on a 12-kilometer front northwest of Château Porcien, 29th October 1918. Imperial War Museum photos captured Tuesday, 29th October 1918. Library and Archives Canada   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artiller

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