War Diaries – 2nd Bn. CEF

2nd Bn, CEF-Thursday, August 29, 1918

Morning chiefly spent in making final preparations for the pending attack by 1st Can.Inf.Bde. Of the enemy’s positions in the vicinity of Upton Wood, U.5.b. ref. shet 51B 1/20,000. About 10.00am a Warning Order was received from Brigade ordering units of the Brigade to be prepared to move forward and go into action by 2.00pm. O.O. No.46 issued to Companies and the plan of assault altered. New plans were formed wherein the Brigade would continue to have the same objective but that it would be taken by a flanking movement instead of a frontal attack. Once the flanks of the enemy’s position were pushed in sufficiently the battalions were to making a Right Wheel movement, thus bringing them into the same position as called for in the original plan of attack. Battalion fell in and marched forward to Assembly Area at 11.30 p.m. Weather: Unsettled, occasional showers.

Image: Canadians near Monchy [France] waiting to go forward. Advance East of Arras. August, 1918, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

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