"Barrage for Battle of Amiens, Aug. 8th., 1918" - notes [All in a Lifetime illustrated autobiography chapter Page 64]


Part of the Archie Wills illustrated autobiography. Handwritten notes about the Battle of Amiens. In a type written caption under the notes Archie Wills writes, "This is the original for the opening barrage of No. 2 howitzer commanded by Sergt. Archie H. Wills, in the Battle of Amiens, which signaled the start of the Last Hundred Days and led to the defeat of Germany in the First World War. The barrage was drafted by the headquarters of the 58th Battery, CFA., and Reveille was sounded at 3.30 a.m. and we opened fire at 4.20 a.m. and we kept firing until 6.40 a.m., when we stood down and awaited signal to advance."

In Collection:
Creator Subject Language Date created Relation
Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 page ; 12 x 20 cm
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 49.9, 2.3
Physical repository Collection
  • World War One Photographs and Journals
  • World of Mary's Wedding Reminiscences of World War One
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • AR394_01_05_064_001
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • July 4, 2007
Technical note
  • Original metadata listed the following as contributors: Christopher Rickinson, Alyssum Nielsen, and Chris Petter. Migration metadata by KD. Migration metadata by KD.
  • This material may be protected by copyright. Use of this material is permitted for research and private study purposes only. For all other uses, contact University of Victoria Special Collections and University Archives.

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