October 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Atelier A, Canadian War Museum
1 Vimy Place

The commander of the Canadian Corps, Lieutenant-General Sir Arthur Currie, called the Second
Battle of Arras, 26 August to 3 September 1918, the hardest battle in its history. Often lumped in with
the other engagements of the Hundred Days campaign, Second Arras featured a prepared German
army defending a zone of sophisticated defences 15 kilometres deep, against a corps restricted to two
Canadian divisions at a time and with only minimal tank support. The presentation will examine two
key decisions during the campaign that remain controversial. The first was Currie’s retention of the
exhausted 2nd and 3rd Divisions for a third day of attacks on 28 August. The second analyzes the
problems that led to the repulse of 4th Division in its advance after it captured the Drocourt-Quéant
Line on 2 September.
Dr Stewart earned his PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2012 under Professor Gary Sheffield
after a thirty-year career in senior management positions in high-tech. His research focus is on the
tactics, operations, and administration of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He has published two
books entitled The Embattled General: Sir Richard Turner and the First World War and Canadians on
the Somme 1916: The Neglected Campaign. He is the author of

PriceDonations will be accepted at the door in cash or by cheque.  Receipts will be issued.

 RSVP: By Thursday, 11 October 2018 by contacting Friends of the War Museum at at 819.776.8618 or at fcwm-amcg@friends-amis.org