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The History of the Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. 1914 - 1919

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Contents

Chapter Page
I. The Formation of the Regiment 1
II. Training in New Zealand and Egypt: and the Suez Canal Fighting 8
III. Gallipoli, from the Landing to the end of July; including the Cape Helles Fighting 20
IV. The Suvla Bay and Sari Bair Operations 53
V. The Evacuation 74
VI. From Egypt to France: Trench Warfare at Armentières 81
VII. The Battle of the Somme 108
VIII. Trench Warfare after the Somme; and Preparations for Messines 128
IX. The Battle of Messines 151
X. After Messines: La Basse Ville: Training for Passchendaele 173
XI. Passchendaele 183
XII. The Polygon Wood Sector: and the Polderhoek Chateau Attack 205
XIII. The German Offensive of 1918 225
XIV. The Battle of Bapaume 246
XV. The Battle of Cambrai and the Hindenburg Line 260
XVI. The Second Battle of Le Cateau, and the Battle of the Selle 269
XVII. The Battle of the Sambre 280
XVIII. The March to Germany, and Garrison Duty in Cologne 287
Appendix
"A". The Canterbury Regiment at Sling 292
"B". Showing the Dispositions of the Canterbury Battalions when in the front line trenches, from the arrival of the New Zealand Division in France to the end of winter, 1917-18 296
"C". Dispositions of the Canterbury Battalions when in the front line trenches, from April, 1918, to the final offensive 302
"D". Locations of Battalions when out of the Line in France 303
"E". Showing the places at which the 1st and 2nd Canterbury Battalions were billeted on their march from Beauvois to the German frontier 308
"F". Honours and Awards 309
"G". Casualty List (deaths only) up to the arrival of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in France 320
"H". Casualty List (deaths only) after the arrival of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in France 328