On 11 November 1918, the city of Mons was liberated by Canadian troops and the 5th (Royal Irish) Lancers. These soldiers arrived from the north of France at the end of a campaign better known as "Canada’s Hundred Days", the climax of which was the liberation of Mons. This symbolic city where, more than 50 months earlier, on 23 August 1914, British troops first encountered German troops. Mons and its region thus became the alphaand omega for the armies of the British Empire.

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