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  • Vimy Ridge

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    World War as a dignified triumphant nation with a new prestige in the world. The battle of Vimy Ridge united the individuals of Canada to pursue a common cause, leading to victory and the establishment of the battle as a defining event in Canadian history; the conquest of Vimy would progress into the making of a fully independent and confederate country. When Canada became visible The battle of Vimy Ridge was the coming of age as a nation for Canada because it was one of the first times that all

  • Vimy Ridge Identity

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    The battle of Vimy Ridge is so important to developing Canada’s identity because majority of the men who fought at Vimy were citizens of Canada, the battle was commanded by a Canadian, and Canadian soldiers were known as shock troops. The Battle of Vimy Ridge would be the first time all four divisions of the Canadian Corps worked together as one formation. The task fell to the Canadian army to take the ridge. Canadian troops were Fishermen from British Columbia, prairie farmers, workers from Ontario

  • The Battle Of Vimy Ridge

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    Panayioti Athanasopoulos Mr. Whitfield 9-4 April 4th 2016 Battle of Vimy Ridge The Battle of Vimy Ridge was one of the greatest military battles ever fought. This battle contributed to Canada’s coming of age as a nation. The taking of Vimy Ridge claimed more than 200,000 lives during the first World War and will forever remain in the history as one of the worlds great military triumphs. The Canadian Military used extensive planning, new innovative weaponry and relied on the tremendous courage

  • Questions On Vimy Ridge

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    1. (a) What, according to Source A, were the problems Germans had faced by the Canadian Army operating the artillery? [3 marks] Canadian troops were tasked to capture the important Vimy Ridge. The Canadian Army bombarded the German positions with countless artilleries and it became a week of suffering for the Germans. This artillery bombardment had helped Canada develop a successful way to defeat Germany. As a result, Germans faced devastating effects, due to the constant firing by the Canadians

  • The Battle Of Vimy Ridge

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    was the sacrificial battle of Vimy Ridge. Vimy Ridge was proven to be essential to the foundation of Canada as it signified the birth of a new nation and it was considered to be the greatest battle fought, in World War One. Firstly, the Battle of Vimy Ridge established Canada’s emergence as a newly born nation from under the shadow of Britain and gave a verification of Canada’s prominence on the international level. For instance, after successfully regaining the ridge, it displayed to the British

  • The Battle of Vimy Ridge

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    of Vimy Ridge was the most glorious Canadian battle that deserves the recognition of "True origin of Canada" as it recognized and identified Canada as a fierce-fighting nation on international scene. Although Vimy Ridge had some casualties, it unified Canadians with nationalism, recognized and earned Canada a place in World affairs as well as moved Canada towards its autonomy from British sovereignty creating and developing a new power in the world by the name of Canada. Firstly, Vimy Ridge was

  • Battle of Vimy Ridge

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    known as Vimy Ridge, which has many high hills and was located in France. The Germans had captured this area since September 1914, the Germans started to build artillery proof bunkers and trenches. Germanys had the advantage in every battle; Germanys had their bases on top of the long hills. Which lead them to look down on their enemies, which was easier for Germanys to kill their target. After countries failing to capture Vimy Ridge, Canada decided they were going to attempt to fight for Vimy Ridge

  • Essay on The Battle of Vimy Ridge: The Birth of The Canadian Nation

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    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 and strategic ridge. As a result of its

  • Essay on A Letter Home from Vimy Ridge

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    April 17, 1917 Dear Mother, It’s been a long time since I had the opportunity to sit down and write you a letter. I miss you and father a lot. I am overjoyed to be writing this letter to you. The mood here is one of jubilation. Our assault on Vimy Ridge began at 5:30 am on Easter Monday, eight days ago. We lost a lot of good boys but I am so very pleased to inform you that the Canucks got the job done! What the French couldn’t do for two years and the Brits too we, Byng’s Boys did in three days

  • Graduation Speech: The Battle Of Vimy Ridge

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    worried but you shouldn’t be. I’m doing just fine and I promise that I will come back soon. Before I left for Vimy back in April, I remember how scared you were. I think you sometimes forget that I’m not a little boy anymore. I’m a man grandmother, I’m 19. I remember feeling so proud when I came back home. I felt important. There, I fought in a life-changing battle. The battle of Vimy Ridge is what changed everyone’s views on Canada. We finally got noticed and gained the respect we deserved after all