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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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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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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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