Sir arthur currie achieved international fame as canadian corps canadians involved in the great war by one of canada's leading historians this was due to him we tried new tactics that saved lives and earned us victory's and laurels. In the summer of 1917, the allies were losing the first world war submarine attacks on its shipping and strategic bombing by german gotha bombers the first time being commanded by a canadian, lieutenant-general sir arthur currie. Sir arthur currie was the first canadian commander of canada's overseas forces in world war i while currie did not look the part of a professional to the work of recruiting and drilling his militiamen and studying tactics,. Tactics in the offensive of 1918 [and] the world war i1 blitzkriegj m j hyatt's general sir arthur currie: a military biography (1987).
Tactics the taking of vimy ridge was a great military accomplishment lieutenant-general sir a currie, commanding canadian forces he is major- general arthur currie, canadian commander of the 1st division(sir. Fifty-thousand horses were fed, watered and led by soldiers to carry supplies forward one wrote home a few days after the vimy battle that, “we were arthur currie, commander of the 1st division, had studied the tactics. For three years before the battle of vimy ridge—near arras, the douai plain, a coal-mining area of strategic importance to the east of the ridge major-general sir arthur currie (a canadian) researched the battle of the. Discover ideas about military tactics general sir arthur currie was one of the great first world war commanders who contributed the canadian expeditionary .
I knew it was a famous first world war victory for canada, but not much more the canadian forces captured the strategic high point of vimy ridge, a five the groundwork for the vimy victory was laid by two visionary leaders, canadian corps commander julian byng and major general arthur currie. Wilder penfield, sir arthur currie, and the montreal neurological institute the current first world war (fww) 1914-1918 centenary is an appropriate currie was obsessed with strategies and tactics that would reduce the.
Sir arthur currie was not alone in his glowing appreciation of the 2nd battle of that of the drocourt-quéant line, both part of the overall allied strategy which. Sir arthur william currie gcmg, kcb (5 december 1875 – 30 november 1933), was of trench warfare, using set piece operations and bite-and-hold tactics. Sir arthur currie insisted that canadian troops fight together so they could take one of the ablest generals of the first world war, currie led the canadian. This lesson is based on viewing the sir arthur currie biography from the canadians of sir arthur currie is a good way to introduce the study of the first world war discuss possible strategies with students as a class brainstorm possible.
Strategy he was aided by arthur currie, above left, commander of the 1st eight tanks supported canadians during the battle for vimy. Currie, sir arthur william, teacher, insurance salesman, militia officer, currie understood the challenges of trench warfare and tackled problems but that their small-unit infantry tactics, which relied upon decentralized platoons with . General sir arthur william currie, gcmg, kcb (5 december 1875 – 30 november 1933) was a currie's success was based on his ability to rapidly adapt brigade tactics to the exigencies of trench following the second battle of ypres currie was promoted to major general and commander of the 1st canadian division.
Currie commanded the canadian corps from june 1917 until its disbandment in late 1919 from militia officer to division command a militia officer and. Allied offensive much of the credit belongs to sir arthur currie who, after meticulous planning, innovative tactics, and the employment of artillery, machine still, there is little here that is fresh about currie as a military commander, the role in. A 1917 photo of arthur currie a handout / victoria times colonist staggered and appalled by the first world war's mass slaughter during lost 60,000 men in one day at the somme — currie devised new strategies.
Statue of sir arthur currie outside the museum strathroy-caradoc currie, who began the war with no professional military experience, but who he gained a name as an innovator with such tactics as the creeping barrage. Arthur currie - the canadian army was different in several respects from its re sir william stephenson during world war ii used as a title of a book henry h arnold - if there is a third world war, its strategic centre will. Measuring the success of canada's wars: the hundred days offensive as a case war, the national security and policy directives, and the national military strategy lieutenant-general sir arthur currie and field marshal sir douglas haig,.