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A Soldiers' Life

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A Soldiers' Life

Information collected from Veteran’s Affairs Canada, The Canadian War Museum , WW1 Canada and Wikipedia Even before going into battle on the front lines, each soldier had to endure the reality of living with an army in the field.  Once assigned to the assault on Vimy Ridge, Canadian troops set up camps several kilometres behind the lines. There, though far from the front and out of the reach of enemy fire, they all learned to deal with death.  The spring of 1917 was one of inclement weather, and mud was a fact of life and soldiers frequently found themselves wading...

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