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The Past, the Present and the Future.

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The Past, the Present and the Future.

As most of you are aware, we have finished our relationship with the Juno Beach Association. Over the years, supporters of D-Day Wear enabled us to participate in honouring Canadians that were killed in Action on June 6th, 1944. Through your patronage of our product line, you made it possible for us to donate $54,250.00 to the Juno Beach Centre, where we were able to purchase 217 name plaques for fallen Canadians; some as young as 17 years old; and for that, we thank you. We have changed direction and are now focusing our donation funds to organizations that deal...

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How Hitler spared Vimy Ridge

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How Hitler spared Vimy Ridge

By Ron Haggart Special to the Toronto Star Sat., April 7, 2007 When Hitler's armies were advancing across France in 1940, the Canadian government put out a story that German troops were damaging the memorial at Vimy Ridge. Walter Allward's soaring monument had been unveiled only a short time before, in 1936, the only official ceremony (except for abdication) in the short reign of Edward VIII. A popular postage stamp was widely in circulation, so Canadians were thoroughly familiar with Vimy Ridge, and they were outraged. There was someone else who was outraged by this story; his name was Adolf...

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge (Information provided by Veteran's Affairs Canada)

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge (Information provided by Veteran's Affairs Canada)

Introduction: The decades since the Battle of Vimy Ridge have slipped by, but the legacy of the Canadians who accomplished so much in that pivotal First World War battle lives on. Many say that Canada came of age as a country on those hard April days in 1917. The First World War: The First World War was the largest conflict the world had ever seen up until that time. It came about due to the political tensions and complex military alliances in Europe at the time. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in the summer of 1914 resulted in an...

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