Currie, Sir Arthur William


Although the Great War had surely made Sir Arthur Currie, it was largely responsible as well for putting him into an early grave. But his reputation lives on. He is regarded in most history books as one of the finest generals of either side in the war. His ascension to the position of corps commander in June 1917 is often conflated with the emerging sense of a national identity from the battlefield victories on the Western Front. 

See his entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Also read

General Currie’s First Stand – The Capture of Hill 70 (pdf)


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