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Catalog Number 1988.78.5
Object Name book
Accession number 1988.78
Summary Mobilisation: (War without warning; Canada's loyalty; Improvising an Army; Efforts of the Minister of Militia; Camp at Valcartier; Canadian Armada sails; Arrival at Plymouth; Lord Robert's interest; King's visit to Canadian Camp; Training completed; Sailing for France.)

Warfare: ("Plug Street"; British Army in being; At General Headquarters; Rest billets; Mud or death; The trenches; Buzzing bullets; Sir Douglas Haig; The Front Restrictions on the narrative; Reviewed by Commander-in-Chief; Canadians in the trenches; Our men take to football; "Jack Johnsons"; A German challenge; General Alderson; The General's methods; His speech to the Canadians; A fine force.)

Neuve Chapelle: (Canadian's valuable help; A ride in the dark; Pictures on the road; Towards the enemy; At the cross-roads; "Six kilometres to Neuve Chapelle"; Terrific bombardment; Grandmotherly howitzers; British aeroplanes; Fight with a Taube; Flying man's coolness; Attack on the village; German prisoners; A banker from Frankfor; The Indians' pride; A halt to our hopes; Object of Neuve Chapelle; What we achieved; German defences underrated; Machine gun citadels; Great infantry attack; Unfortunate delays; Sir John French's comments; British attack exhausted; Failure to capture Aubers Ridge; "Digging In"; Canadian Division's baptism of fire; "Casualties"; Trenches on Ypres salient.)

Ypres: (Canadians' glory; A civilian force; Ypres salient; Poelcappelle road; Disposition of troops; Gas attack on French; Plight of the 3rd Brigade; Filling the gap; General Turner's move; Loss of British guns; Canadian valour; St.Julien; Attack on the wood; Terrible fire; Officer casualties; Reinforcements; Geddes detachment; Second Canadian Brigade bent back; Desperate position; Terrible casualties; Col. Birchall's death; Magnificient artillery work; Canadian left saved; Canadians relieved; Story of 3rd Brigade; Gas attack on Canadians; Canadian recovery; Major Norworthy killed; Major McCuaig's stand; Disaster averted; Col. Hart-McHarg killed; Major Odlum; General Alderson's efforts; British reinforce Canadians; 3rd Brigade withdraws; General Curry stands fast; Trenches wiped out; Fresh gas attack; Germans take St. Julien; British cheer Canadians; Canadians relieved; Heroism of men; Col. Watson's dangerous mission; The Ghurkas' dead; Record of all units; Our graveyard in Flanders.)

A Wave of Battle: (Individual heroism; Canadian tenacity; Before the battle; The civilian element; A wave of battle; New meaning of "Canada"; "Northern Lights"; The fighting paymaster; Major serves as lieutenant; Misfortunes of Hercule Barre; "Runners"; A messenger's apology; Swimming a moat; Rescue of wounded; Colonel Watson's bravery; Colonel Watson's leadership; His heroic deed; Dash of Major Dyer and Capt. Hilliam; Major Dyer shot; "I have crawled home" - Lieut. Whitehead's endurance; Major King saves his guns; Corpl. Fisher, V.C.; The real Canadian officer; Some delusions in England; German tricks; Sergt. Richardson's good sense; "No surrender!" Corpl. Baker's heroism; Bombs from the dead; Holding a position single-handed; The brothers McIvor; Daring of Sergt. Major Hall; Sergt. Ferris, Roadmender; Heroism of the sappers; Sergt. Ferris, Pathfinder; A sergeant in command; Brave deeds of Pte. Irving; He vanishes; Absurdities in tragedy; Germans murder wounded; Doctors under fire; The professional manner; Red hours; Plight of refugees; Canadian colony in London; Unofficial inquiries; Canada's destiny.)

Festubert: (Objectives of Aubers and Festubert; Allies' co-operation; Great French offensive; Terrific bombardment; British support; Engless German fortresses; Shortage of munitions; Probable explanation; Effect of Times disclosures; Outcry in England; Coalition Government; After Ypres; The Canadian advance; Disposition of Canadians; Attack on the Ochard; Canadian Scottish; Sapper Harmon's exploits; Drawback to drill-book tactics; A Canadian ruse; "Sam Slick"; The Orchard won; Arrival of Second Brigade; The attempt on "Bexhill"; In the German trenches; Strathcona's Horse; King Edward's Horse; Cavalry fight on foot; Further attack on "Bexhill"; Redoubt taken; "Bexhill" captured; "Dig in and hang on"; Attack on the "Well"; Heroic efforts repulsed; General Seely assumes command; A critical moment; Heavy officer casualties; The courage of the cavalry; Major Murray's good worth; Gallantry of Sergt. Morris and Corpl. Pym: Death of Sergt. Hickey; Canadian Division withdrawn; trench warfare till June.

Givenchy: (Minor engagements; A sanguinary battle; Attacks on "Stony Mountain" and "Dorchester"; Disposition of Canadian troops ; An enemy bombardment; "Duck's Bill"; A mine mishap; "Dorchester" taken; A bombing party; Coy. Sergt.-Major Owen's bravery; Lieut. Campbell mounts machine gun on Private Vincent's back; How Private Smith replenished the bombers; Fighting the enemy with bricks; British division unable to advance; Canadians hang on; "I can crawl"; General Mercer's leadership; Private Clark's gallantry; Dominion Day.)

Princess Patricia's Light Infantry: (Review in Lansdowne Park; Princess Patricia presents the Colours; South African veterans and reservists; Princess Patricias in the trenches; St. Eloi; Major Hamilton Gault; A dangerous reconaissance; Attack on a sap; A German onslaught; Lessons from the enemy; A march to battle; Voormezeele; Death of Colonel Farquhar; Polygone Wood; Regiment's work admired; A move towards Ypres; Heavily shelled; A new line; Arrival of Major Gault; Regiment sadly reduced; Gas shells; A German rush; Major Gault wounded; Lieut. Niven in command; A critical position; Corporal Dover's heroism; A terrible day; Shortage of small arms ammunition; Germans' third attack; enemy repulsed; Regiment reduced to 150 rifles; Relieved; A service for the dead; In bivouac; A trench line at Armentieres; Regiment at full strength again; Moved to the south; Back in billets; Princess Patricias instruct new troops; Rejoin Canadians; A glorious record.)

The Prime Minister: (The Prime Minister's visit; Passing of Politics; End to domestic dissensions; The Imperial idea; Sir Robert's foresight; Arrival in England; At Shorncliffe; Meeting with General Hughes; Review of Canadian troops; The tour in France; A Canadian troops; The tour in France; A Canadian base hospital; A British hospital; Canadian graves; Wounded under canvas; Prince Arthur of Connaught; Visiting battle scenes; Received by General Alderson; General Turner's Brigade; Speech to the men; First and Second Brigades; Sir Robert in the trenches; Cheered by Princess Patricias; Enemy aeroplanes; Meeting with Sir John French; The Prince of Wales; With the French Army; General Joffre; A conference in French; The French trenches; The stricken city of Albert; To Paris; The French President; Conference with the French War Minister; Shorncliffe again; Canadian convalescent home; A thousand convalescents; Sir Robert's emotion; His wonderful speech; End of journey.)

The Canadian Corps: (Tranquil Canadian lines; German reconnaissance; Incident at "Plug Street"; Pte. Bruno save Capt. Tide; A Sniper's month; Sharpshooters' compact; Sergt. Ballendine; The Ross rifle; "No Man's Land"; Our bombers; Sergt. William Tabernacle; His new profession; General Sir Sam Hughes' visit; Canadian patriotism; Civilian armies; "Last Word of Kings"; Art of the "soldier's speech"; Lord Kitchener's inspiration; Lord Roberts and the Indians; General Hughes arrives in France; At British Headquarters; Consultation with King Albert; Meeting with Prince Alexander of Teck; Conference with General Alderson; The second Canadian Contingent; In the firing line; Many friends; General Burstall's artillery; Inspection of cavalry; Meeting with Prince of Wales; The Princess Patricias; Conference with Sir Douglas Haig; General Hughes suggestions; Meeting with General Foch; Impressed with General Joffre; The ruin at Rheims; General Hughs' message on departure; A quiet August; The Canadian Corps; General Alderson's New Command; An appreciation of a gallant Commander; Conclusion.)

The King's Message to the Canadians; Canadians in Despatches; The Prime Minister and the War; Lieut.- General E.A.H. Alderson, C.B., Commanding the Canadian Corps.; Honours and Rewards Granted; Statement of Casualties.
Title Canada in Flanders - Vol 1
Author Aitken, Sir Max
Published Date 1916
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Published Place Toronto, Ont
OCLC Number 493275370
Library of Congress Control Number tmp96010138