General Sir Charles Kavanagh, K.C.B., commander of the British Calvary Corps, inspects the Canadian Cavalry Brigade. Location unknown. August, 1917.
Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada (MIKAN no. 3394737).
First World War
3-5 October 1918
Road Sequehart – Bellenglise – Pontru – Épehy – Vendhuille – Villers-Outréaux
A battle honour formally entitled the “Battle of the Beaurevoir Line” and itself being part of “The Second Battles of Arras, 1918”.Footnote 1
The Allies had gained the initiative at the Battle of Amiens in August and had continued their hammering of the German forces ever since. In September they had come up against the Hindenburg Line, the strongest German fortification system on the Western Front. Heavy fighting saw the Canadians pierce the line and push on towards the city of Cambrai. Meanwhile the Canadian Cavalry Brigade (Brigadier-General R.W. Paterson), attached to the 3rd Cavalry Division, continued the advance to the east. The cavalry reached the village of Beaurevoir thus turning the Beaurevoir Line (last section of the Hindenburg Line defences) and threatening the German lines of communications which ran through nearby Le Cateau. German commanders, realizing that there were no further fixed defences for them to fall back on, started to think in terms of suing for peace in order to preserve the German Army.
General Patterson, commander of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade. Location unknown. Feb. 1919.
Credit: Canada. Department of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada (MIKAN no. 3219797)
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