War Diaries – 2nd Bn. CEF

2nd Bn, CEF-Wednesday, October 16, 1918

Everything abnormally quiet. Word was received from Bde. that in all probability the enemy would commence to withdraw and special efforts were made to keep in touch with him. As it turned out, however, it was during the early part of the morning of the next day that he really did abandon his positions East of the Canal de la Sensee. All arrangements were made that in case of his withdrawal, close touch could be maintained and patrols were sent to follow up his retirement. Very little shelling during the day, by enemy artillery. Our heavies carried out several destructive shoots on points East of the Canal de la Sensee. Owing to low hanging ground mists and the unsettled weather visibility was poor. Weather:-Unsettled.

Image: A German running in to give himself up just on the outskirts of Cambrai. Advance East of Arras. October, 1918, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

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