Vimy Glide

The Canadian infantry facing the German defense in France, used the Vimy Glide to attack into No Mans Land. The Glide was a brisk walking pace, soldiers moving forward precisely 100 yards every three minutes. The stop watch efficiency was critical, as an accurate pace meant that you would remain behind the incoming artillery barrage that was dropping down directly in front of you, cutting a path through the barbed wire and enemy positions that were spread across your advance. “One solder described the barrage as resembling a lawnmower in front of them, churning the ground”.

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