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The Battle of Valenciennes was part of the Hundred Days Offensive at the end of World War I. Occurring on 1 and 2 November 1918, it resulted in the capture of Valenciennes from the Germans by Canadian and British forces. A vivid account of this battle, from the Maresches section of the eleven-mile front, is provided by Private A S Bullock in his wartime memoir.[1] Sergeant Hugh Cairns, was awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery during the fighting.[2]


  1. ^ Bullock, A S, Gloucestershire Between the Wars: A Memoir, The History Press, 2009, pages 84-85
  2. ^ "Valenciennes". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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