Thursday, April 25, 2019

Remembrance Moments: Canada at Vimy Ridge

Reposted from ME IN THE MIDDLE 

Vimy Ridge Day

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Vimy Ridge Memorial
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“After three days of fierce combat and over 10,000 casualties suffered, the Canadian Corps seizes the previously German-held Vimy Ridge in northern France on April 12, 1917.
Many historians have pointed to the victory at Vimy Ridge during World War I as a moment of greatness for Canada, when it emerged from Britain’s shadow to attain its own measure of military achievement. As a result of the victory, earned despite the failure of the larger Allied offensive of which it was a part, Canadian forces earned a reputation for efficiency and strength on the battlefield.”

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