The canadian corps, under the command of canadian-born lieutenant-general sir arthur currie, fought there 100 years ago this month, in a series of battles to capture what was left of the german . Lieutenant-general sir arthur currie, who commanded the canadian corps from june 1917 until 1919 reasons other than the importance of the battle could have been behind the choice for one thing, the british had already decided that the menin gate, at the entrance to the town of ypres, would be the site of a major memorial for their soldiers . Sir arthur currie was the first canadian commander of canada's overseas forces in world war i he became lieutenant general and commander of the four divisions of . Rawlinson had already finalised his plans in discussion lieutenant general sir arthur currie 2nd canadian division 3rd canadian division 4th canadian division 4th . The canadian corps, under the command of lieutenant-general sir arthur currie, spearheaded the assault the battle took place during hundred days offensive, the period in which the canadian and allied armies repeatedly defeated the german army in a series of battles across northern france and belgium toward the german frontiers.
Brigadier general raymond brutinel's use of mobile fire power and indirect fire techniques with his canadian motor machine gun corps, brigadier general andrew mcnaughton's development of advanced artillery spotting, targeting, and bombardment techniques, and lieutenant general sir arthur currie's insistence on meticulous preparation and . Canadian general sir arthur currie, always mindful of not wasting the lives of his troops surveyed the battleground and declared it almost impossible and even unnecessary “leave the mud to the . His name was arthur william currie he was also willing to encourage discussion and opinions among his staff and officers following the war sir arthur currie .
This is not a forum for general discussion of the by winning the battle of passchendaele as i said, it's a fair point there was a sir arthur currie . The canadian corps, commanded by lieutenant-general sir julian byng and major-general arthur currie, were given the order to capture it veteran french general robert-georges nivelle shook his head at the news, predicting ruefully that the attempt of the canadian corps would also end in disaster. In 1916 he was appointed lieutenant general of fourth army, playing a primary role in the battle of the somme of july-november 1916, where his arguments for a limited infantry offensive contrasted markedly (and ultimately disastrously) with sir douglas haig's breakthrough plans. Lieutenant general canadian army sir arthur world war wwi charger empire formal forward co a formal portrait of the commander-in-chief of the canadians lieutenant-general sir arthur currie on his charger.
The canadian corps were under the command of lieutenant‐general sir arthur currie throughout this battle, the canadians, british, french, and the australians worked together and fought against the germans to gain control of the village of passchendaele. Media in category paintings from the canadian war memorials fund william orpen major-general sir david watsonjpg william orpen - sir arthur curriejpg . Statue of sir arthur currie outside the museum strathroy-caradoc (mike hensen, the london free press) from lieutenant-general, he was promoted to general after returning to canada after the . The battle of passchendaele canada's second vimy ridge, the third battle of ypres presentation, research, and organization by: megan negrych the terrain shelling from both sides left the terrain decimated. A month earlier, canadian corps commander julian byng was promoted to general, arthur currie, the 1st canadian division commander, was promoted to lieutenant-general and assumed command of the canadian corps.
Major general sc mewburn, the chair of the canadian battlefield memorials commission (cbmc), stated in a speech to the house of commons in may 1922 that many army officers – including the commander of the canadian corps, lieutenant general sir arthur currie – did not believe that the battle was the most significant engagement fought by . Specifically, this paper will demonstrate that lieutenant-general sir arthur currie, general sir arthur currie through the use of mission command and a focus on operational objectives, followed the principles of what is now known as the manoeuverist approach. Sir arthur william currie second battle of passchendaele the general sir arthur currie memorial project is currently trying to raise enough funds to erect a . The currie building also houses the language centre, administrative offices, the building was named in honour of lieutenant-general sir arthur currie, who is a national historic person of canada currie hall is decorated with the crests and battle colours of every unit that fought in france during world war i, joanisse also sculpted the arms of .
Trottingfox: canadian forces, captured the passchendaele ridge at a cost of 15,600 casualties — haig ordered lieutenant general arthur currie, the canadian corps' new commander, to bring his four divisions to belgium and take up the fight around passchendaele currie objected to what he considered a reckless attack, arguing it would cost . Rawlinson had already finalised his plans in discussion with his corps commanders (butler, monash, sir arthur currie of the canadian corps and lieutenant general charles kavanagh of the cavalry corps) on 21 july for the first time, the australians would attack side by side with the canadian corps. The battle of passchendaele, sir arthur currie, commander of the canadian troops tried to keep his men from fighting but was overruled by general haig .
^ battle of passchendaele (/ ˈ p æ ʃ ən d eɪ l / is the most common name for the campaign in english third battle of ypres was the name adopted by the british official history of the first world war. On 7 july 1917, general sir henry horne of the bef first army ordered lieutenant-general arthur currie, the newly appointed canadian corps commander, to take lens by a frontal assault currie convinced horne to change the operation in order to reduce casualties, taking advantage of terrain features and avoiding costly street fighting.
The battle of hill 70 in the first world war sent many canadian soldiers to lost graves – until excavations in recent years revealed them now, dna analysis and other clues are attaching names . During the battle of hill 70, under the leadership of lieutenant general sir arthur currie, artillery was used to huge effect to destroy wave after wave of german attacks—a vital tactical achievement in support of the massive fifth army offensive in flanders. This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the arthur currie article this is not a forum for general discussion of the article's subject: put new text under old text.