Battle of Valenciennes (1918)

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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. Sergeant Hugh Cairns, was awarded the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery during the fighting.[1]

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  1. ^ "Valenciennes". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.

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