The Battle Of Vimy Ridge

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One of the greatest battles in Canadian history was the battle of Vimy Ridge. A countless number of brave young men lost their lives in this renowned war. Therefore, the battle of Vimy Ridge remains one of the most celebrated and respected events in the history of Canada. In addition, many Canadians today see this battle as the birth of their nation and a defining moment in Canada’s history. The battle of Vimy Ridge was fought on April 9th, 1917 and took place in Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France. The Germans held the ridge for more than two years; as a result, enabling them to strengthen their position to the point that the Germans thought it was impregnable. The French tried to take over Vimy Ridge with as many as 20 divisions, but miserably failed. After France's failed attempts, the British tried to do the same, but they were also overcome by the Germans. The Canadian soldiers faced an incredible challenge. They were expected to achieve what the British and French failed to do in nearly three years. With mounting pressures, the Canadians were expected to accomplish a nearly imp...
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