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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.
 

The Lights Go Out in England: 100 Years Ago Britain Declared War on Germany

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The Houses of Parliament, Blackpool Illuminations and Tower Bridge were darkened to mark the outbreak of the First World War. From 10pm on -– the hour when Britain declared war with Germany 100 years ago. In addition the National Theatre, Cornwall’s Eden Project,Gateshead Millennium Bridge,  the National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery and Manchester’s Old Trafford ground as well as churches, mosques and other places of worship also observed the solemn occasion.