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Excellent Study On The Canadian Corps 1917 -1918

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Not Glamorous, But Effective: The Canadian Corps and the Set-Piece Attack, 1917-1918:




That's a good article, both Currie and Monash were innovators who probably contributed more to modern warfare than the Germans did in WW1. The Germans did nothing in WW1 that was exclusive to them, including their small unit tactics which were WW1 centric anyway, while Currie and Monash particularly developed an all arms warfare that the Germans could only have nightmares about. Tanks, aircraft, artillery, infantry, armoured carriers, all working together to penetrate and overwhelm. Of course it was limited by the technology of the time, especially communications and mechanical reliability, but it was all there as the foundation for blitzkreig. Which the Germans capitalised on for WW2 while the other big powers had a snooze.


Main problem as far as history goes is not a factual one but, apparently, the result of German promotion as the Gods of War.

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