On this day: the Battle of the Canal du Nord

The Battle of the Canal du Nord took place in France from the 27th of September to the 1st of October, 1918. The battle was fought between Allied forces and the German Empire, resulting in an Allied victory.

These images are from the first day of the offensive, which began before dawn.

Canadian soldiers going forward near Moeuvres; the wounded coming back at dawn. X

Battle of the Canal du Nord. An 18pdr. battery going forward at dawn (Zero was at 5.20am) and wounded coming back, near Moeuvres, (4th Canadian Division Front. Moeuvres), 27th September

Infantry – 4th Canadian Division. X

Battle of the Canal du Nord. Infantry supports going forward, 4th Canadian Division, 27th September 1918. First World War World War One

Tanks of A Company, 7th Battalion parked after capturing Bourlon Village. German prisoners carry British wounded across a cutting, near Moeuvres. X

German prisoners, carrying a wounded man, follow a British tank near Moeuvres. X

Battle of the Canal du Nord. German prisoners, carrying a wounded man, follow a British tank through a cutting made in the bank of the Canal du Nord near Moeuvres, 27th September 1918. F

German prisoners in the Canadian sector. X

Battle of the Canal du Nord. German prisoners taken near Moeuvres in the 4th Canadian Division's sector during the crossing of the Canal du Nord, 27th September 1918. First World War.

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