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Explore the lasting impact of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, 100 years later. A widely celebrated victory and an iconic event in Canadian military history, the Battle of Vimy Ridge was also one of the country?s bloodiest engagements. There were more than 10,000 casualties in the battle, which took place from April 9 to 12, 1917. This souvenir catalogue explores how perceptions of Vimy have evolved over the past century from a tactical battlefield victory in France to a nation-defining event. Understand the larger context of the Franco-British offensive ? the preparation, the defenders, the capture of the ridge and its consequences. Then take a step back to examine the evolving memory of the battle in Canada over the last 100 years. It is a potent reminder that we construct our past and shape our present through acts of commemoration.
Number of Pages: 120
Series Title: Souvenir Catalogue
Publisher: Utp Distribution
Author: Mu00e9lanie Morin-pelletier
Street Date: March 31, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-0317