Experiences of an Infantryman at the Front
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The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada), 31 Jan 1918, p. 97-102
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Experiences of an Infantryman at the Front


What happens in a definite period from one big event to another. A sketch of the period in France from the time of Vimy Ridge until the Canadian corps was again allowed to go over the top. Casualties suffered during the offensive at Vimy Ridge. Disorganization when sent out to train again for the next offensive. What happens to reinforcements. A detailed description of the time from when the soldiers got out, after we had had 48 hours' rest; after the battalion dinner and the toast to absent friends. Lining the men up; collective training; sending them into the line; making preparations; planning for a certain objective; the night before; digging the trench; zero hour. "Then you either get killed, wounded, or you come back alive, and turn over the log-book and start in again."