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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Castrioti

November 11th, 1918 - The Battle of Mons

Conflict: World War I

Combatants: Canadians vs. Germans

Location: Belgium

Outcome: Canadian victory

In one of the final battles of the Great War, Canadians under the command of Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Currie (shown below) liberated the Belgian town of Mons from the Germans. The fighting was winding down just as the armistice went into effect.

Lt. General Sir Arthur Currie by William Orpen

Points of Interest:

  • The Treaty of Versailles would be signed and finalized in June of 1919.

  • Sixty-five million men were mobilized to fight in the Great War and 8 million died in battle. Over 6.6 million civilians were killed in the course of the war.

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