90th Birthday of the battle of the crest of Vimy
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Has the memory of 66 000 Canadians soldiers who sacrifed themselves for the peace and the freedom during the first WORLD WAR .

 

 

 

The turning point came in April 1917, at Vimy ridge . All four Canadian divions were in the line togehter, and for the first time they all attacked- together- an objective that had so far held firm against British and French assaults. On 9 April - it was easter monday in 1917- having prepared thoroughly , they went forward through the sleet and snow and took the heights.Thereafter, they never lost a battle, and people rightly spoke about the " Canadien way of war".

 

 

Some say that the Canadian nation was forged at Vimy ninety years ago because it was , perhaps, the first time when Canadians from coast to coast to coast had done a great thing together.

 

We have removed the weblinks because they are no longer valid. Please see new links below...

 

 

Véronique

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Merci beaucoup! I had never seen those statues before. So beautiful. The trenches will always be a permanent part of the landscape as it should be, to remind us of the terrible toil, courage and loss of life in WWI.
Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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:armata_PDT_37: Great photos Vero thx :armata_PDT_37:
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Yahoo closed their webalbums so here the new links for Vimy

 

 

Link new pictures of the ceremony of 90eme birthday of the battle Arras ;

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/waminvero/AnniversaireDuCanada

 

 

Link new pictures of the ceremony from Vimy ;

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/waminvero/Vimy

 

 

Véronique

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