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Remembering Vimy Ridge

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Remembering Vimy Ridge

By Matthew S. Williams April 9, 2013   Though many people outside of Canada may not know much about it, the Battle of Vimy Ridge was one of the most significant battles of World War I and a key moment in Canada’s history. Taking place between April 9th and 14th of 1917, it was not only a Canadian-led offensive; it was also the only Allied offensive victory in the war to date. And just as importantly, we in Canada consider it a defining moment in our history, when our country ceased being a colony and became a nation. Surprising then...

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Canadian National Vimy Memorial - Fast Facts

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Canadian National Vimy Memorial - Fast Facts

Courtesy of Veterans Affairs Canada. The Memorial on Vimy Ridge does more than mark the site of the great Canadian victory of the First World War. It stands as a tribute to all who served their country in battle and risked or gave their lives in that four-year struggle. In 1922, use of the land, for the battlefield park which contains the Canadian National Vimy Memorial was granted for all time by the French nation to the people of Canada.The Memorial was designed by Canadian sculptor and architect Walter Seymour Allward. He once told friends the form of the design...

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