Canadian troops, Le Grand Place, Mons, Belgium

Canadian troops massed in front of buildings on the west side of the town square, Le Grand Place, at Mons, Belgium. It was taken in the last days of the First World War. Canadian troops marched to liberate Mons during the final hundred days of the war. It ended with a vicious battle in and around the town. Fighting went on for two days prior to the Armistice on the 11th of November 1918. Around 46,000 troops were lost from the Canadian Corps alone during this period. This copy photograph was commissioned by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. The copy was created in June 1923.



World War One (1914 - 1919)


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