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    name instills pride in Canadians. Why is that, you might ask. Well, I will tell you in this essay why, Canadians captured Vimy Ridge, when even the stoic warriors from other nations could not, why it was imperative that the Canadians fight as one, in order to achieve victory, and what differences were made to modern fighting tactics to accommodate for the new technology and Canadian troops. While Canada had been a nation for over 40 years now, Vimy Ridge was where Canadians truly became a united

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    Every 11 hour, 11 day of the 11th month we express our gratitude to those Canadian soldiers who fought courageously in the wars of World War I, World War II and the Korean War. Lest We Forget is a famous phrase that everyone has heard or seen in the month of Remembrance Day. This phrase reminds us daily about the losses of loved ones and the possibilities of declaring another conflict that could hurt millions of people. Canada's war experiences have defined its nation. Due to Canada's numerous contributions

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    The Defining Legacy of Vimy Ridge

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    Since before the First World War, Canadians have had a long history of weakness, cowardice, and insipidity. Seen as feeble and insignificant, Canada had often been overlooked by the European superpowers; until April 9th 1917. On this day, Canadian Corps completed the task of capturing the once German-held Vimy Ridge. Canadian success is attributed to their communication and precise planning that allowed them to stay one step ahead of the enemy. Canadians created new and innovative tactics that made

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    Vimy Ridge

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    was currently occupied by the German Army and both failed. It was left to the Canadian Army to take the Ridge. This essay will prove that after many struggles, and careful preparation, Canada was defined as a Nation at Vimy Ridge. Vimy Ridge was a key to the German defence system. It rose 61 m. above the Douai Plain which favoured the Germans because there was a gradual incline on the West. This meant that the Canadians would have to attack over open ground where they would become prime targets for

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    bloodshed” to Canada the growth of Canada as a nation. This battle confirmed Canada’s eligibility to participate on the world stage and showed that Canada was not to be trifled with by other nations. The achievements of the Canadian army brought Canada respect from other nations. The Canadian army gained confidence in themselves after their victory in this battle. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was significant to the growth of Canada as a nation. Canada’s eligibility to participate on the world stage was demonstrated

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    One of Canada’s largest military endeavors was the battle of Vimy Ridge during World War One. It was a fierce battle between Germans and Canadians. Canada was trying to take over the German controlled ridge, which ran from northwest to southwest between Lens and Arras, France. Its highest point was 145 feet above sea level, which was exceptionally helpful in battle because of the very flat landscape. Already over 200,000 men had fallen at Vimy, all desperately trying to take or defend this important

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    were made by the Canadian government during and after the First World War, it still was not nearly enough. Pensions were denied to deserving candidates, assistance was provided to many in a form that was nowhere near enough to start a new life, and because of the great depression it was even harder for the veterans to make a living. Approximately 620,000 Canadians fought during the First World War. Nearly 700,000 if we account for the men and women that enlisted in the Canadian units outside of the

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    Canada's Involvement in World War One

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    history, deepening our independence, strengthening our right the self govern and opening a gap between the French and English-speaking populations. Canadian's were a great asset in WW1, and it marked the beginning of independent Canadian forces fighting under a Canadian-born commander. On August 5, 1914, the Governor General declared a war between Canada and Germany. Battles such as Vimy Ridge, the Second Battle of Passchendaele and the Battle of the Somme were some of the worst battles that the

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    The Day Canada Became a Nation

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    caused by the turning point of a stalemate on the Western Front of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. It was “the Canadians willingness to forgo nationalism in the interests of efficiency and effectiveness that marked a new” (Dickson 40) transition of the ending of war. Through the second battle of Ypres, the Battle of Aras, and observing the previous bloodbath at the Battle of The Somme, the Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F) perfected their defense tactics and techniques to fight in the evolutionary battle

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    Vimy Ridge 1900s The Battle of Vimy Ridge is Canada’s most celebrated battle of World War I. Canada claimed victory on German forces on April 9, 1917. The battle was lead by Arthur Currie, the first Canadian to be promoted to the rank of General. Because of him and other factors, the battle was successful. He had planned and strategized for months beforehand so that every soldier knew exactly what his job was when the time came to attack. It only took a few hours until more German prisoners, land

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