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News — April 9

William Shatner | Battle of Vimy Ridge

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William Shatner | Battle of Vimy Ridge

With the 100th anniversary just a week away, we came across a video that is very interesting so we thought we would share the link for it. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Battle of Vimy Ridge, Legion Magazine, Canada’s Ultimate Story and William Shatner tell the story of this important First World War battle. Our victory at Vimy was a defining event for Canada. On the 100th anniversary, we revisit the Canadian triumph over the German army and explore why the battle has come to signify the birth of our nation. We ask you to share with #Vimy100 #LestWeForget...

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Vimy – Beyond the Battle.

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Vimy – Beyond the Battle.

Starting in March 2017, the War Museum will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge with five principal initiatives: a presentation by Dr. Tim Cook on the history behind the commemoration of Vimy, a special exhibition on Vimy and the nature of commemoration title Vimy – Beyond the Battle, a renewal of the Vimy section in the Museum’s First World War gallery and two exhibitions that will travel nationally and internationally. These initiatives will enhance public understanding of this iconic event and how it has shaped our perception of history. At the Museum Why Vimy Matters: The...

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One of the most famous snipers of WW1

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One of the most famous snipers of WW1

Source:www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/sub.cf...native/norwest Henry Louis Norwest is one of the most famous Canadian snipers in the First World War, and 3rd on the Allied Kills List. Norwest was born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, of French-Cree ancestry. In his nearly three years of service with the 50th Canadian Infantry Battalion, the lance-corporal achieved a confirmed kill record of 115. Norwest is one of only about 830 members of the CEF to be awarded the Military Medal and bar. Norwest enlisted in January 1915 under the name Henry Louie, and was discharged after three months for misbehaviour. Eight months later, he signed up again,...

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Vimy Ridge and Thain MacDowell’s Victoria Cross

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Vimy Ridge and Thain MacDowell’s Victoria Cross

By Steve Brearton, U of T Magazine In the pre-dawn gloom of April 9, 1917, Canadian Army captain Thain MacDowell slipped over the top of his trench in northern France and began advancing toward Vimy Ridge. As heavy guns from his battalion rained shells down on German defensive positions, the 26-year-old MacDowell became separated from his fellow soldiers. Attended by only a pair of runners, he continued forward, lobbing a pair of hand grenades at two German machine gun nests that were guarding an underground dugout. MacDowell scored a direct hit. He approached the dugout and called down the tunnel...

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Terror fears put an end to Vimy Ridge trip

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Terror fears put an end to Vimy Ridge trip

Public school board ‘will exercise a high degree of caution’ as it axes trip to commemorate 1917 battle Waterloo Region Record By Jeff Outhit  WATERLOO REGION — The public school board says the terrorism risk is too great to send 80 students to France to honour Canadian soldiers who died to make France free. On Remembrance Day, the Waterloo Region District School Board confirmed it is cancelling an April trip to commemorate the 1917 battle at Vimy Ridge, widely regarded as a nation-building victory. The school board cites Canada's advice to "exercise a high degree of caution" when visiting France,...

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