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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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Pride at Vimy Ridge

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Pride at Vimy Ridge

Courtesy of CBC Learning     Just before dawn on April 9, 1917, Lieutenant Claude Williams lay in a muddy trench in northern France, cold and shivering and ready for battle.     Williams, along with thousands of other Canadian soldiers, awaited the signal that would launch one the great battles of the First World War and represent the coming of age for Canada.     "At the arranged time, to the absolute second, suddenly, as dawn was breaking, every gun on the whole front opened up. The roar of the heavy guns was deafening," remembered Williams, a 21-year-old medical...

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War and Remembrance: A Soldier’s Story

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War and Remembrance: A Soldier’s Story

By Dieter K. Buse & Graeme S. Mount posted in the Sudbury Living Magazine November 1st,2015 Rain and snow. Mud, hunger, fatigue, cold. Enemy bullets, poison gas, deaths of buddies, the risk of one’s capture. Survivors’ lives cut short. These were the realities for thousands of Canadians who are remembered this year, the centennial of the outbreak of the First World War. Historians debate whether this war was avoidable, even whether it was worth fighting. Many judgments will be based upon information from the records of contemporary political and military leaders. Whatever the verdicts, the war’s outcome depended upon those...

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