Friday, June 30, 2017

Canada 150 Week: Vimy Ridge


On Easter Monday, April 9th, 1917, Canadian divisions launched an assault on the well-fortified Vimy Ridge. The battle lasted three days, at the cost of 10,500 killed or wounded. Though many see the battle as a moment of great national maturity for Canada, it was largely inconsequential in the entirety of the campaign.

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