Thursday Am wondering where our mail has got to I wrote to J [Janie] today
The Battle of Vimy Ridge is over. Among the 10,602 casualties were 3,598 dead — and these figures do not count those who died of wounds infected from the mud and filth driven into their torn flesh. (1) 30) “April 9th,” says Tim Cook, “was the bloodiest day of the entire war for the Canadian Corps, and bloodiest in all of Canadian military history: worse than Beumont Hamel on July 1, 1916, worse than Dieppe on August 19,. 1942, and worse than D-Day on June 6, 1944; in fact, worse than all three combined.” (2)144
“ANOTHER DAY OF GLORY FOR THE CANADIAN TROOPS” said the Globe. (3)
(2) Cook, Tim. Shock Troops. Canadians Fighting the Great War Vol. 2 1917-1918. 2008. 144.
(3) The Globe (1844-1936). April 13, 1917. 1. Archive available from ProQuest Historical Newspapers
(4) Southey, Robert. “The Battle of Blenheim.” 49-54,63-66. The Battle of Blenheim took place in 1704. The illustration of Kaspar telling about the famous victory is from the Children’s Encyclopedia.