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Jul 31, 2006 - Arras, Vimy Ridge

Vimy Ridge was the ground on which the modern Canada that we know today was sort of born out of. This single pivotal battle of the First World War was the largest unifying moment of Canadian history since the completion of the national railway. For the first time in Canadian history all 4 divisions of our army fought as one under a Canadian General leading a strictly Canadian assault against Germany. In a war that over the years was fought over a matter of yards the Canadian assault breached kilometers into a key strategic portion of the...

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