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Canadian Troops Overlooking the Douai Plain at the Retreating German Army
When the Canadian Corps arrived at the crest of the ridge, before them was the entire Douai Plain and the retreating German Army. A German counter attack up the steep eastern face of the ridge never materialized since it would have proved suicidal. Unfortunately, the muddy escarpment prevented the Canadian Corps from quickly moving its artillery forward, and its infantry was unable to exploit their momentary offensive advantage.
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