Official photo of Vimy Ridge in 1917
Photographer: Jack Turner
Source. Digital Collections website operated by the Government of en:Canada.
On this day on April 12th, 1917 during World War I Canadian forces successfully complete the taking of Vimy Ridge from the Germans. Thank you to all the brave Canadian troops who fought in this battle and this "War to End all wars" in order to perserve my freedom! My Grandfather was one of the brave soldiers who fought and was seriously wounded in the Battle for Vimy Ridge. 10,602 brave Canadian soldiers were injured in the Battle for Vimy Ridge and 3,598 Candians were killed during this battle! Today marks the 94th anniversary of the Battle for Vimy Ridge. To learn more about the capture and Battle of Vimy Ridge please visit these websites:
A National Film Board of Canada documentary about the Battle for Vimy Ridge has been posted to Youtube. To access these videos please click on the following link: