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Instructions to 6th p.4 - Donald Fraser - We were there

RG9 III-C-3, vol. 4142
Instructions No. 4 for the Offensive on Vimy, Issued to the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade, April 6, 1917
These instructions were issued to the 6th Canadian Infantry Brigade three days before the Canadian attack on Vimy Ridge. As part of the second wave, the 6th Brigade (which included the 31st Battalion) was to pick up the assault (at zero plus eight and a half hours) from where the first wave had entrenched (called the red line) and continue the line to a point just east of Thélus (blue line) where Vimy Ridge overlooked the town of Farbus. Further detailed instructions were also issued to each Battalion in the Brigade.

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RG9 III-C-3, vol. 4142, folder 5, file 1

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