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Vimy

Published March 9th, 2012

One of the items on my bucket list was to visit the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge is an important event for Canadians. Many feel Canada started the battle as a Colony and reached the crest of the ridge as a Nation.

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a memorial site in France dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War. It also serves as the place of commemoration for First World War Canadian soldiers killed or presumed dead in France who have no known grave. The monument is the centrepiece of a 250-acre (100 ha) preserved battlefield park that encompasses a portion of the grounds over which the Canadian Corps made their assault during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a military engagement fought as part of the Battle of Arras.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was the first occasion whereupon all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force participated in a battle as a cohesive formation, and thus became a Ca ...

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