Monday, April 09, 2007

The Tradition Continues

From these brave men:

To these brave men:

I shall not forget.


...the Trench Line had remained static from 1914 until this time. The Canadian victory proved that this line could be moved, that there was an alternative to stalemate. The city of Arras was relieved. The defeat was demoralizing for the Germans who had viewed the Ridge as one of their most impregnable strong points. The Canadians held the Ridge following their victory, offering a strategic point at times behind German lines. It provided a firm anchor for the British drive against the Germans that would occur in 1918.