Articles by John Pellowe
By Duncan Field with John Pellowe
November 10, 2017
Tonight at the Canadian War Museum, Cardus will host John Pellowe re-enacting the role of General Sir Arthur Currie in the 1917 battle of Vimy Ridge, a moment in history that many see as defining Canada’s emergence into independent nationhood. Pellowe, CEO of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities, has been presenting the Leadership Lessons of Vimy Ridge on stages across Canada for almost 20 years.
That got me interested in artillery, and when I read a military history of the Canadian Siege Artillery in the First World War, Vimy Ridge stood out as an extraordinary example of thinking and strategy that is so current today that I was stunned it was in use a century ago Duncan Field: You told 100 Huntley Street that the success Canada achieved at Vimy Ridge was largely due to the leadership of two men: Lieutenant-General Sir Julian Byng, and General Sir Arthur Currie