Halifax is Vulnerable (1900)
Sham Battle Results in Success of the Attacking party
Boston Evening Transcript, 3 July 1900
Halifax, N.S., July 3—Halifax was proved to be vulnerable in yesterday's mobilization manoeuvres by the troops in this garrison. The militia and the British regulars were divided into attacking and defending forces and Halifax was declared to be in a state of siege. The attacking party were enabled to make a landing and to successfully force their way for several miles in towards the city. In doing this they captured two companies of the Third Royal Canadian Regiment and took two guns from the Royal Artillery. The umpires decided that the attacking party had scored a success. The defence duplicated some of the mistakes made by the British in South Africa, for it was on account of their lack of a full knowledge of all the roads that it was possible for the attacking party to entrap them and capture a large number of prisoners.
- General Order 28; Provisional Battalion to Garrison Halifax, N.S.
- The Royal Canadian Regiment at Halifax (1900)
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