Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Allied Commander-in-Chief, shifted the Canadian Corps to the northern flank of the French armies during the last week of August 1918. On 2 September, the Canadian Corps, commanded by Lieutenant-General Arthur Currie, launched a well-coordinated assault that broke through the enemy lines and drove deep into the German defensive positions. Facing a rapidly deteriorating situation, the entire German army had to withdraw to its last line of defence, the Hindenburg Line.

The Canadian Corps had forged another Allied victory on the Western Front, and the German army was on the verge of collapse.


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