Canada comes of age

As we have been remembering the 100th anniversary of the First World War during the last few years, we have been counting the dead, the wounded, the destruction and those who gave their lives on all sides. April 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of Vimy Ridge which was the seminal battle during World War I for the Canadian forces fighting in Europe. Vimy, was many things, a great breakthough battle, the beginning of the end of the war, the proof of many new and different tactics and above all for Canadians, a landmark in the development of Canada as a nation.

This site has been encouraged and supported in it's inception and creation by the Canada History Society.

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The Background

Vimy Ridge soldiers Preparing for battle

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The Battle

The Attack takes place

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Follow up and fall out of the battle

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Additional Information

Additional information can be found in this section in the form of War Art, Poetry, Maps, Diaries, Posters and other information.

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Explore some resources such as books, memorials, magazine and journal articles and Vimy specific books.