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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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The Battle of Vimy Ridge - Fast Facts (Courtesy of Veteran's Affairs Canada)

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge - Fast Facts  (Courtesy of Veteran's Affairs Canada)

(Photo Courtesy of Brandi Murray it is an excerpt from her Great Grandfathers War Diary.) The assault on Vimy Ridge, the northern part of the wider battle of Arras, began at 5:30 am on Easter Monday, April 9, 1917. It was the first occasion on which all four divisions of the Canadian Corps attacked as a composite formation. The Canadian achievement in capturing Vimy Ridge owed its success to a range of technical and tactical innovations, very powerful artillery preparation, sound and meticulous planning and thorough preparation. At Vimy, the Canadian Corps and the British XVII Corps on their immediate...

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