Just a slight diversion because it sure helped at Vimy Ridge.Michael O'Leary said:Who might have expected it, operational logistic planning helping to shape invasion strategy and tactics.
Quote from Valour Remembered - Canada and the First World War (p11):
"Canadian commanders , however, had learned well the bitter lessons of assault by vulnerable infantry. This time the prepartation was elaborate and the planning thorough. Engineers dug great tunnels into the Ridge; roads and light railways were built; signals and supplies were ready. The operation was to be supported by a large concentration of heavy guns and howitzers, and full artillery. The men two were fully prepared. The area was simulated behind the lines and troops practiced their roles until every man was familiar witht he ground and the tactics expected of him."