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Note: This blog was formerly maintained under topic Canadian Field Artillery - 61st Battery 14th Brigade, begun by Steve Bodie on 20 April 2009.

The last post in the former topic was on 12 February 2018.

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Tuesday, 24th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 48

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   60th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty     Chancellor of the German Reich, Count Hertling Berlin, 24th September.  At today's meeting of the main committee of the Reichstag, the Chancellor of the Germa

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Monday, 23rd September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 47

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   Lieutenant Paul Bäumer his 30th victory in the air today, 23rd September 1918. Paul Bäumer was also a fictional character in All Quiet on the Western Front. Bäumer survived the war, but died in an air crash over Copenhagen in 1927, a

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Sunday, 22nd September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 46

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   © IWM (Q 9352) Lieutenant General Sir Travers Edwards Clarke, Quartermaster-General of the BEF, France from 23rd December 1917 and some of his staff at GHQ Montreuil, 22th September 1918.   © IWM (Q 12326) Battle of

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Saturday, 21st September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 45

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   © IWM (Q 12328) Battle of Nablus. 14th Australian Light Horse Regiment resting outside Nablus, 21st September 1918.   © IWM (Q 12330) Battle of Nablus. Australian Light Horse Brigade, 5th Battalion, with the Spahis and

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Friday, 20th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 44

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   © IWM (Q 7081) Repairing a destroyed bridge over the Somme at Brie, 20th September 1918. Note the temporary bridge, steam-roller repairing the road and a lorry of 32nd Division. Brie was retaken on 5th September 1918 and the Royal

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Thursday, 19th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 43

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Sgt. L.V. Douglass - 61st Fld Bty   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   MIKAN 5065740 The wreckage of a German Air Force Gotha aircraft that crashed on September 19, 1918, after the last German raid on Paris, France.   © IWM (Q 67518) Sopwith Buffalo

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Wednesday, 18th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 42

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   Claude Joseph Patrick Nunney Citation:  For most conspicuous bravery during the operations against the Drocourt-Queant line on Sept. 1st and 2nd, 1918. On Sept. 1st, when his battalion was in the vicinity of Vis-en-Artois, prepar

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Tuesday, 17th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 41

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   60st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   MIKAN 3403967 A Canadian sign "This Was Riencourt". Advance East of Arras. October, 1918. Apparently, this is one of those instances where the war diaries prove the MIKAN annotaion to be wrong...wrong date that is! © IWM (Q

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Monday, 16th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 40

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   © IWM (Q 9374) GHQ Signals in the ramparts of Montreuil, 16th September 1918.   © IWM (Q 9376) GHQ Signals in the ramparts of Montreuil, 16th September 1918.   © IWM (Q 9377) GHQ Signals in the ramparts of Montreuil, 16th September 1918.   © IWM (Q 9378) GHQ S

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Sunday, 15th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 39

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   © IWM (Q 7073) Exhibition of tree-felling by Maoris at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy, 15 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 7074) Exhibition of tree felling by Maoris at the Forestry Camp near Pont Remy, 15 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 7075) Log chopping contest at the Forestry

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Saturday, 14th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 38

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   © IWM (Q 78743) Ruins of the village of Combles, 14 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 78744) Military lorries passing through ruins of the village of Combles, 14 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 78745) Ruins of the village of Combles, 14 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 78746) A

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Friday, 13th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 37

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   © IWM (Q 78742) A military lorry on the road in ruined Bapaume, 13 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 7065) Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. A soldier of the 6th Batt

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Thursday, 12th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 36

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   © IWM (BOX 295-453-21HAB-36N-1918) Plotting reference 36N 27 33 Key feature Houdringe   © IWM (BOX 295-433-21HAB-36N-1918) Plotting reference 36N 33b 24a Key feature Houdringe   © IWM (BOX 312-444-21HAB-36T-1918)

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Wednesday, 11th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 35

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   MIKAN 3397398 Residents of Saudemont are released by troops of the 4th C.M.R., after living in the village with the Germans for four years.  Advance East of Arras. September 11th, 1918. Note:  Saudemont will be severely shelled in

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Tuesday, 10th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 34

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   © IWM (Q 9296) Mr Arthur G. Smart, the Director of Transport of the Scottish Red Cross Mobile Unit, with ambulances presented by Scottish Farmers. Rouen, 10 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 9297) Ambulances and drivers of the S

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Monday, 9th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 33

Library and Archives Canada Comment:  The narrative is oddly devoid of any reference to the Western Front. To counter this, observe the official war despatches of Monday, 9th September 1918, according to reports of the Wolff Telegr. Bureau, Volume 8, National Publishing House, Berlin (1918)...   Local fighting north of the Ploegsteert Forest and La Bassée Canal.  North of Armentières the enemy attacked again; we rejected him and took prisoners.  South of the Péronne-Cambrai ro

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Sunday, 8th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 32

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   © IWM (E(AUS) 3323) "Rations for the Guns". Troops of the 6th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery unloading 18-pounder shells behind the lines near Azincourt (Jincourt?), F

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Saturday, 7th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 31

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   MIKAN 3194494  Canadians constructing a bridge across Canal du Nord.  Advance East of Arras.  September, 1918   MIKAN 3383177  Sorting mail at an advanced

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Friday, 6th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 30

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   © IWM (Q 7044) Second Battle of Bapaume. Dead German soldiers in a sunken lane near Moislains, 6 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 7054) A gun caterpillar-tractor hauli

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Thursday, 5th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 29

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   © IWM (Q 7038) British troops at Guillemont, 5 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 7039) Montauban, 5 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 7040) British troops at Combles, 5 September 1918.   © IWM (Q 7041) The Second

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Wednesday, 4th September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 28

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   MIKAN 3397061 Wounded at Chaplain Service free coffee stall. Advance East of Arras. Sept. 1918.   MIKAN 3397062 Wounded examining their trophies. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918.    MIKAN 3397063 Wounded passin

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September 3rd, 1918 Photos: MIKAN, IWM, & AWM.

MIKAN 3395395 Canadians looking at anti-tank rifle mounted on small truck. Advance East of Arras.  September, 1918 Soldiers are examining a Tankgewehr M1918, anti-tank rifle, mounted on a small cart.   MIKAN 3395396 Ammunition wagon on the Arras-Cambrai Road. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918   MIKAN 3395397 Ammunition boxes in village captured by Canadians. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918   MIKAN 3395398 Lorries taking shells up to the guns through Ma

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Tuesday, 3rd September 1918 - Canada's Hundred Days - 27

Library and Archives Canada   5th Canadian Divisional Artillery   14th Brigade Canadian Divisional Artillery   61st Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Lieutenant Abner Gladstone Virtue - 61st Fld Bty   55th Field Battery Canadian Divisional Artillery   Faubourg D'Amiens British Cemetery, The Arras Mémorial And The Flying Services Mémorial       Corporal Leo Clapstone April 2015 - Profound mo

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September 2 1918 Photos: MIKAN

MIKAN 3522254 Shell bursting near Canadian Officers during the Canadian advance. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918   MIKAN 3522257 Canadians advancing on the Arras front getting around the Germans' harassing fire. Advance East of Arras. Sept. 2 1918   MIKAN 3522258 12th Brigade Signal Headquarters. Dury. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918   MIKAN 3522259 Canadian Ammunition Column on way to Field Guns. Advance East of Arras. September, 1918   MIKA

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September 2, 1918 Photos: IWM & AWM

© AWM E03183 "Soldiers from a machine-gun position established in the fighting in the ruins of Péronne, photographed on 2 September 1918." AWME03183 An Australian Lewis gun detachment cover a street in Peronne after the 5th Division captured it on 2/3 September 1918. Two of the men appear to be holding Mills bomb grenades.   © IWM (Q 7030) Battle of the Drocourt-Queant Line. Dead German soldiers in sunken road that was strongly held by machine guns but was taken by the 4th Divisi

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