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Canadian Victory at Courcelette 3

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Year
1917

Running Time
10 min 36 s

Producer
Topical Film Company

Walking wounded, stretcher cases and prisoners filter back to the front line dressing stations and are evacuated by ambulance or on foot. Canadian soldiers watch from a safe distance as the Germans counter-attack at the sugar factory. As they are led back the German prisoners are allowed to wash, Fritz indulges in an unfamiliar exercise, in a nearby pond. Other Germans are shown dead, some of the Huns who did not get out of their trench in time. The captured trenches at Courcelette are a shapeless mass. Inside a field hospital surgery is performed on serious cases. Canadian dead are buried in shrouds in a permanent military cemetery after the battle. Graves and a memorial to the dead of the Canadian forces in the Baffle of Vimy Ridge, Western Front, summer 1917. The memorial reads “To the Memory of the Officers, NCOs and Men of the 2nd Canadian Division and the l3th Infantry Brigade who Fell in the Capture of Vimy Ridge on April 9th 1917, and is followed by a scene of graves being tended in a military cemetery.


Pieces of History

The Horror of the Trenches

German Prisoners of War

Life in the Trenches

Battlefield Medicine

Engineers on the Western Front


Images

German Prisoners of War Bearing Stretcher, 1918 Germans Captured by the Canadians on Their Way to Arras Prison Cage First Line Hospital First Aid Being Rendered to Wounded at Courcelette, September 1916 Trench Raids to Obtain Prisoners for the Identification of Units Canadian Cyclists after Having Captured a Trench Dressing the Enemy’s Wounds Fritz Carries in One Of Canada’s Wounded Wounded Soldiers, Probably Canadians, in Admission Area of No. 2 Canadian General Hospital, Le Tréport, France He Died for the Empire RMR Cross, Tara Hill Cemetery on the Somme, 1916 Shattered Objectives - After the Somme

Other Materials

The 13th (Royal Highlanders of Canada) Battalion

Canadians at the Somme

Wartime Letter from Captain Bellenden S. Hutcheson