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War diary Appendix 3
April -1917

SECRET 40
COPY NO.

38th Battalion Canadian Infantry
Operation Order No. 64

Reference Maps ZOUAVE VALLEY 1/5000 SOUCHEZ RIVER 1/5000

Trench Map VIMY 3C O.S. W 3 Edition 8R 1/10000

INFORMATION
The Canadian Corps, acting in conjunction with the rest of the
First Army on the South, and the 3rd Army will on, on a date to be
notified later, attack and consolidate the enemy’s positions penetrating
to a depth of from 1000 to 2000 yards.

The 4th Canadian Division will attack on the left of the
Canadian Corps and will form the Northern Defensive flank. The
pivot of the Operation will rest in the neighbourhood of KENNEDY
CRATER.

The 6th (English) Division will be in Reserve under the
Canadian Corps.

The 13th Corps and a Cavalry Division are in Army Reserve,
ready to exploit any successes.

The 4th Canadian division will attack in two Brigades;
the 12th Canadian Infantry Brigade on the left and the 11th
Canadian Infantry Brigade on the right with the 10th Canadian
Infantry Brigade in Support.

On “Z” day if situation is favourable, the latter will attack
the PIMPLE area and consolidate so as to deny to the enemy any
observation from the Ridge into the SOUCHEZ VALLEY

PLAN (MAP “A”)
(a). LINE OF OUTPOSTS
To establish a line approximately on the [crossed out xxxxxx] BROWN LINE.
This will be at first an outpost line, except where there is a
definite enemy line to capture and hold as in S.16. Outposts
established will be connected up later to form a front line. This
outpost line will cover the consolidation of the posts in rear.
Eventually, the line of outposts will become out front line.

(b). LINE OF OBSERVATION
A line of observation will be established in the vicinity of
RED LINE. This will be formed by line of strong points connected by
a trench. The strong point to be wired as soon as possible.
This line to serve as a Support Line consolidation has been
completed.

(c). MAIN LINE OF RESISTANCE
Shown by GREEN LINE. This is to be a continuous line to be
wired as soon as possible, and made as strong as time permits.

P.T.O.

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