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Why Canadians Revere the Battle of Vimy Ridge: April 9, 1917

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Sunday, April 9th will be the 100th Anniversary of the assault on Vimy Ridge in the Nord-Pas-de-Calaise and Arras region of France. On a snowy, Easter Monday morning, for the first time in the Great War, four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force attacked a fortified German position as a fighting unit. When the day was barely halfway through the main German stronghold on the top of the ridge had been taken and its defenders killed, captured or fleeing in disarray.
 

Canada Builds Its First Army: World War 1

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From "The Salient: A Novel of the Great War" by Kim Kinrade: (Release date September 2014
 
"His Majesty's Government gratefully accepts your offer
to send an expeditionary force to this country,
and would be glad if it could be dispatched
as soon as possible."
 
- King George V to the Prime Minister
of Canada: August 1914