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090 - "VIMY" - 8"x10" shadowbox with cut paper
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100 years ago, in the spring of 1917, the Allies launched a new offensive on the Western Front. All four divisions of the Canadian Corps were ordered to capture the heavily fortified Vimy Ridge, The Canadians would be assaulting over an open graveyard since previous French attacks had failed with over 100,000 casualties. For the first time ever, divisions from all across Canada fought side-by-side at the same time to secure victory and where their valour and sacrifice contributed to a defining moment for our young nation and its military. Brigadier-General A.E. Ross declared after the war, “in those few minutes I witnessed the birth of a nation.” .
Attacking together for the first time, the four Canadian divisions stormed the ridge at 5:30am on 9 April 1917. More than 15,000 Canadian infantry overran the Germans all along the front. Incredible bravery and discipline allowed the infantry to continue moving forward under heavy fire, even when their officers were killed. There were countless acts of sacrifice, as Canadians single-handedly charged machine-gun nests or forced the surrender of Germans in protective dugouts. Hill 145, the highest and most important feature of the Ridge, and where the Vimy monument now stands, was captured in a frontal bayonet charge against machine-gun positions. Three more days of costly battle delivered final victory.
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Vimy became a symbol for the sacrifice of the young Dominion. In 1922, the French government ceded to Canada in perpetuity Vimy Ridge, and the land surrounding it.
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090 - "VIMY" - 8"x10" shadowbox with cut paper
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100 years ago, in the spring of 1917, the Allies launched a new offensive on the Western Front. All four divisions of the Canadian Corps were ordered to capture the heavily fortified Vimy Ridge, The Canadians would be assaulting over an open graveyard since previous French attacks had failed with over 100,000 casualties. For the first time ever, divisions from all across Canada fought side-by-side at the same time to secure victory and where their valour and sacrifice contributed to a defining moment for our young nation and its military. Brigadier-General A.E. Ross declared after the war, “in those few minutes I witnessed the birth of a nation.” .
Attacking together for the first time, the four Canadian divisions stormed the ridge at 5:30am on 9 April 1917. More than 15,000 Canadian infantry overran the Germans all along the front. Incredible bravery and discipline allowed the infantry to continue moving forward under heavy fire, even when their officers were killed. There were countless acts of sacrifice, as Canadians single-handedly charged machine-gun nests or forced the surrender of Germans in protective dugouts. Hill 145, the highest and most important feature of the Ridge, and where the Vimy monument now stands, was captured in a frontal bayonet charge against machine-gun positions. Three more days of costly battle delivered final victory.
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Vimy became a symbol for the sacrifice of the young Dominion. In 1922, the French government ceded to Canada in perpetuity Vimy Ridge, and the land surrounding it.
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#thecanada150 #canada #canadianart #canadianartist #happybirthdaycanada #🇨🇦 #canada150 #torontoartist #mapleleafforever #explorecanada #150canada #canada2017 #imagesofcanada
#canadiana #canadianisms #celebratecanada #iamcanadian #ohcanada #thisiscanada #canadianheritage #vimy #canadianarmedforces #canadaatwar #wwi #wwiii #junobeach #vimyridge #remembrance #lestweforget🌹
It's been 100 years since the battle of Vimy Ridge. In commemorance we are making a series of limited edition Poppy Vases/pin dishes. This one and others have sold and have been very popular. If you are interested in acquiring any of these special pieces please direct message us. Prices starting at $85. #craft #finecraft #art #ceramics #ceramica #beautiful #tea #canadianart #contemporaryceramics #pottery #vimyridge #memorial #poppy #vase
Vimy Ridge Canadian WW1 monument near Arras, France.
New $2 coin commerates the 100th Anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. Have you had one in your change yet? For more on the battle pls check out -
https://www.vimyfoundation.ca/regiments-at-vimy/
Photo courtesy Canadian Mint
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Quick I leave for #Paris tomorrow with @nick_samoil what should we see while we are there? I need suggestions! Other than #VimyRidge of course.

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Canadian soldiers go “over the top” at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in Vimy, France. Total casualties of the battler were 3,958 killed for the Allies and a Unknown amount (presumably about the same) for the Entente. #war #conflict #action #fighting #battle #interesting #cool #vimyridge #ww1
Canadian soldiers fix bayonets to their Lee Enfield rifles and go "Over the Top" during the attack on Vimy Ridge, April 1917. The Canadians lost 3,500 men and took the ridge in one day, this was a defining moment for shaping Canada as a country. These men are incredibly brave and just to think some in these photos were killed. 🇨🇦#vimyridge#Canada#trench#trenchwarfare#ww1#wwi#worldwar1#firstworldwar#soldiers#infantry#generals#war#battle#Canadian#brave#worldwari#Vimy#France#100years#westernfront

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