A Minor Trench Raid

Lead a patrol into “No Man’s Land” night of December 1/2, 1916. Report on Minor raid, Night of Dec. 1/2. 18th Canadian Battalion Our patrol advanced within short distance of enemy wire but no party were there, so we lay in wait for several hours hoping it would appear. Information In the shell holes were…

“Silent Death”: The Canadian Style of Trench Raiding

In a recent book I found at the California University Digital Library entitled Sniping in France – With Notes on the Scientific Training of Scouts, Observers, and Snipers by Major H. Hesketh-Prichard D.S.O., M.C. there was an interesting reference: “For instance, there was the”Silent Death,” as it was called, invented by the Canadians, who, under…