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Riding into Battle

Canadian Cyclists in the Great War

by Ted Glenn

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publisher: Dundurn
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The untold story of how cyclists formed an essential part of the Canadian armed forces during one of most the decisive campaigns of the Great War.

Cyclists in Canada’s armed forces spent most of the First World War digging trenches, patrolling roads, and delivering dispatches. But during the Hundred Days campaign at the end of the Great War, they came into their own.

At Amiens, Cambrai, and especially the Pursuit from the Sensée, the cyclists made pioneering contributions to the development of the Canadian Corps’s combined arms strategy and mobile warfare doctrine, all the while exhibiting the consummate professionalism the Corps became renowned for.

About the Author

Ted Glenn is a professor at Humber College and writes about Canadian government and military history at home and abroad. He lives and cycles in Toronto.

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Ted Glenn is professor of public administration at Humber College. He is the author of several articles on Canadian public policy and administration. He lives and cycles in Toronto.

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