Vimy Ridge

Wholehearted complements to the Canadians for Vimy Ridge.

Canadian Infantry succesfully assaulted this dominant ridge on 9th -12th April 1917 and the French passed the land to them after the Great War.  The beautiful Vimy Memorial can be seen from the motorway; and the preserved trenches, tunnels, trenches and visitor centre make this a must see location for anyone intersted in the War.

Best of all are the wonderful staff, who make the history accessable on many levels.  The Canadian staff at Beaumont Hamel are also great.

Readers will note that the British also helped secure the Ridge, although I believe the organisation, leadership and bravery of the Canadians may have been paramount.

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For more information on Vimy Memorial see CWGC. It commemorates more than 11,000 members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force killed during the First World War in France, who have no known grave