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Battle of Vimy Ridge Pictures

Pictures of the Canadian Corps at the Battle of Vimy Ridge

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These pictures of the Battle of Vimy Ridge show the realities for the Canadians who fought in World War I. The photos show a world of muddy trenches, barbed wire, exploding shells, crude dugouts, and filth, misery and death.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a defining event for Canada. It was the first time all four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought together as a unit, and they acquitted themselves with distinction. It was part of the change in Canada from a subservient colony to a country which had paid for its nationhood.

The cost of the Battle of Vimy Ridge was high. More than 10,600 Canadians were wounded; nearly 3600 Canadians died. The German forces suffered 20,000 casualties.

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Lieutenant-General Sir Julian ByngLieutenant-General Sir Julian ByngArthur Currie, June 1917Major General Arthur CurrieKite Balloon for Aerial ReconnaissanceKite Balloon for Aerial ReconnaissancePack Horses Carry Ammunition at Vimy RidgePack Horses Carry Ammunition at the Battle of Vimy Ridge
Mule Team Pulls Ammunition at Vimy RidgeMule Team Pulls Ammunition at Vimy RidgeTent in the Rain at the Battle of Vimy RidgeTent Under Water at the Battle of Vimy RidgeTruck Stuck in Mud at Vimy RidgeTruck Stuck in the Mud at Vimy RidgeCanadians on Muddy Road at Vimy RidgeCanadians on Muddy Road at Vimy Ridge
Canadians in Fox Hole at Battle of Vimy RidgeCanadians in a Fox Hole at Battle of Vimy RidgeCanadians Playing Cards at Vimy RidgeCanadians Play Cards at Vimy RidgeCanadian Light Horse at the Battle of Vimy RidgeCanadian Light Horse at the Battle of Vimy RidgeCanadians Dig in at the Battle of Vimy RidgeDigging in at the Battle of Vimy Ridge

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