Nations choose symbols, and Vimy is an important one for Canada. Tens of thousands have returned to the site of the battlefield in formal and informal pilgrimages. To stand at the memorial on Vimy Ridge in France, is to feel the weight of history, the echoes of the clash of battle and the spirit of those who served and sacrificed.
The hard-fought battle of Vimy Ridge is sometimes called “the birth of the nation.” It was there in April 1917 that the Canadian Corps fought together for the first time in the First World War and achieved success where others had failed.
Award winning – Canada’s Ultimate Story – Vimy: The Birth of a Nation. Commemorate Vimy Ridge with rare archival photos, war art, maps and text by noted military historian J.L. Granatstein.
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