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Byng of Vimy

Jeffrey Williams

Byng of Vimy

general and governor general

by Jeffrey Williams

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Published by Leo Cooper in association with Secker & Warburg in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Byng, Julian Hedworth George, -- Viscount, -- 1862-1935,
  • Marshals -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • Statesmen -- Canada -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p381-383. - Includes index

    GenreBiography
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi,398p,[24]p of plates
    Number of Pages398
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23749126M
    ISBN 100436571102


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Lord Byng Secondary School is a public secondary school located in the West Point Grey neighbourhood on the west side of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The school officially opened in and was named in honor of Julian Hedworth George Byng, the Lord Byng of Vimy, a hero of Vimy Ridge and the Governor General of Canada at the time. On the morning of April 9,troops of the Canadian Corps under General Julian Byng attacked the formidable German defences of Vimy Ridge.

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Julian Hedworth George Byng, Viscount Byng of Vimy, also called (–28) Baron Byng Of Vimy Of Thorpe-le-soken, (born Sept. 11,Wrotham Park, Middlesex, Eng.—died June 6,Thorpe Hall, Essex), British field marshal, a commander in World War I.

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In a remarkably short time he brought that organization into the twentieth century. With Byng of Vimy, Jeffery Williams has written the definitive biography of an innovative and energetic soldier and statesman. A cavalryman by profession, Julian Byng served on the Western Front and Gallipoli before becoming Commander of the Canadian Corps, gaining sensational success at Vimy Ridge.

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Vimy is unlike any other battle in Canadian history: it has been described as the birth of the nation. Field Marshal Julian Hedworth George Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, GCB GCMG MVO (11 September – 6 June ) was a British Army officer who served as Governor General of Canada, the 12th since Canadian Confederation.

Known to friends as "Bungo", he was born to a noble family at Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire, England, and educated at Eton College, along Born: Julian Hedworth George Byng, 11 September.

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er the death of Lord Byng, as an evacueein Author: Lawrence J. Burpee. Field Marshal Julian Hedworth George Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy, GCB, GCMG, MVO (11 September – 6 June ) was a British Army officer who served as Governor General of Canada, the 12th since Canadian Confederation.

The planned assault did mark the first time that all four Canadian divisions fought together, though they were still under the command of the British General Julian Byng. Canadian troops were known as the Byng Boys, and Byng himself would take the title Byng of Vimy when he was raised to the peerage in Lady Byng died on 20 June at Thorpe Hall, in Essex, England.