One of the most efficient generals during the World War II, Simonds was a Canadian Army officer who commanded the II, had a decisive role in the Allied victory in the Battle of Scheldt (1944). A great leader and a skillful officer, he was the youngest corps commander in the British army, at the age of forty-one. He was also the youngest Canadian to lead a division in action.
Infantry Batallion advancing over ""No man's Land"" through the German barbed wire and heavy fire during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. / Pendant la bataille de la crête de Vimy, le Bataillon d'infanterie avance sur le ""no man's land"" malgré le bar