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Photo - A Canadian cyclist... - Arras - War Diaries - Where we fought...

A Canadian cyclist shouting down a German dugout during the 2nd Battle of Arras.
The first phase of the battle was an unmitigated success for Canadian troops, who encountered only little resistance from enemy defence positions. Cyclist battalions, as well as the cavalry, still played an important role at a time when efficient mechanized means of transportation were still being developed.

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Canada. Department of National Defence Collection 1964-114
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