9th Canadian Artillery Brigade Operation Order No 68

SECRET COPY NO.
Map Ref: VIMY 1/10,000
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9TH CANADIAN ARTILLERY BRIGADE Operation Order No 68
By
Lieut. Col. H.G. Carscallen Comdg

30.4.17
INFORMATION 1. The second stage of the operation detailed in O.O. 66 will be carried out at an early date. The objective will not include the village of ACHEVILLE but will run approximately as follows:-From C.1.b.6.5 (inclusive to XIII Corps) to C.25.central to U.19.a.0.4. to T.23.b.7.3. to T.17.d.5.5 (Junction of the 2nd and 3rd Canadian Divisions).

2. Owing to existing conditions the attack will again take place at dawn.
In accordance with orders received from H.Q. Canadian Corps, a creeping barrage will be established every morning at about dawn throughout the extent of the Canadian Corps front, with the object of deceiving the enemy. The barrage to be distributed so as to simulate an attack from the Southern Corps boundary to MERICOURT and also on the enemy’s line opposite the 4th Canadian Division.

FEINT BARRAGE 3. Feint barrages will be established on the 1st and 2nd of May in accordance with Barrage Table attached

Zero Hour on 1st of May will be 4.20 a.m.
Zero Hour on 2 of May will be 4.25 a.m.

4. Watches will be synchronized with this office one hour before zero.

H.G. Carscallen
Lieut. Col
Comdg CARSCALLEN’S GROUP
Issued at p.m.

To All Batteries

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