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Shrapnel - Donald Fraser - We were there

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German Shrapnel Bursting over Canadian Troops
Despite the best plans of senior command and the effective use the Canadians made of their artillery, German batteries were still able to inflict a casualty rate of about 25 percent on the advancing Canadian infantry. Still the Vimy campaign was considered a success because earlier battles in the war had seen casualty rates twice as high and without any significant gain in amount of ground captured.

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