Book Launch, June 10 at Fort York Armoury

On Sunday, June 10, The Royal Regiment of Canada, celebrated the Anniversary of the Battle of Mount Sorrel. This particular battle was fought on June 13, 1916 in the Ypres Salient just south of Hooge. Alongside the Royal Regiment, on the left flank, was the 58th Battalion, in Sanctuary Wood. The Germans had pushed the Canadian front line back a few hundred metres on June 2, 1916. The Canadians had tried to counterattack the next day, but they were unsuccessful. Finally, at 1:30 AM on June 13, the 3rd Canadian Division, mounted an offensive action and managed to regain the land lost on June 2. It was a bloody affair. It was also a very historic occasion for the Canadian Military. It was the first time that Canadian troops had engaged in a military offensive action.

Sanctuary Wood
Sanctuary Wood

After the celebration of the Battle of Mount Sorrel, the Armoury was set up for Family Day and festivities. I was given a table to display and sell the book. I am happy to report that it was a complete sell out.book LaunchDSC01834DSC01831

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Fort York Armoury

 

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