Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
March 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Battle of Courcelette


Courcelette, Battle of. This was an episode in the fighting in the Somme valley in France in the summer and autumn of 1916. On September 15, the Canadian Corps attacked the German trenches before the village of Courcelette, and before nightfall the village had been captured by the 22nd battalion (French Canadians of Montreal) and the 25th (Nova Scotians). The operation was notable as the first occasion on which the Canadians acted in conjunction with the newly-invented tanks.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 140.

© 2005 Claude Bélanger, Marianopolis College