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  Durham Region students Return to Vimy
Vimy ridge was awesome and so was Paris and London.
Vimy Ridge was absolutely amazing, although people were passing out and we had to stand for over five hours it was definitely worth it.
Vimy Ridge is turning 90 in April 2007.
durhamregion.typepad.com /studentsonvimy   (3135 words)

  
  Vickers Vimy airplane pictures & aircraft photos - RAF Museums
The Vickers Vimy was one of a new generation of heavy bombers which were designed to attack German strategic targets but which failed to see active service during the First World War.
A number of Vimys were used for flying and parachute training duties.
In May 1967 the Vintage Aircraft and Flying Association decided to build a Vimy replica to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Alcock and Brown's trans- Atlantic flight.
www.rafmuseum.org.uk /vickers-vimy.htm   (364 words)

  
  WarMuseum.ca - The Battle of Vimy Ridge April 9-12, 1917 - The First World War
Vimy monument now stands, was captured in a frontal bayonet charge against machine-gun positions.
Vimy became a symbol for the sacrifice of the young Dominion.
In 1922, the French government ceded to Canada in perpetuity Vimy Ridge, and the land surrounding it.
www.civilization.ca /cwm/vimy/index_e.html   (644 words)

  
 WarMuseum.ca - The Battle of Vimy Ridge April 9-12, 1917 - The First World War
Vimy monument now stands, was captured in a frontal bayonet charge against machine-gun positions.
Vimy became a symbol for the sacrifice of the young Dominion.
In 1922, the French government ceded to Canada in perpetuity Vimy Ridge, and the land surrounding it.
www.warmuseum.ca /cwm/vimy/index_e.html   (644 words)

  
 Vimy - Canada - The Great War - 1917
Standing on Hill 145, the highest point of the the 14 kilometre-long Vimy Ridge, the Memorial overlooks the battlefield to the West, still pock-marked by countless shell-holes and mine-craters.
It was at Vimy, in 1917, that all four Divisions of the Canadian Corps attacked simultaneously for the first (and last) time, about 100,000 men taking part in the battle.
Vimy Ridge was an important part of the Germans' defences, barring the way to the mines and factories in the Douai plain which had been of great use to them in their continuation of the war.
www.fylde.demon.co.uk /vimy.htm   (1265 words)

  
  ::Vimy Ridge::
Vimy Ridge is about 10 miles north of Arras and it was considered an important strategic area.
Unexploded explosives." Vimy Ridge is surrounded by such signs and hundreds of similar craters - over 80 years after the battle - such was the intensity of the battle.
The original memorial put up for the Canadians who lost their lives at the 1917 battle at Vimy Ridge was a lot less grand than the one there today.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /vimy.htm   (455 words)

  
  Battle of Vimy Ridge
Thought to be unbreakable, in light of thousands of French and British casualties in previous attempts on the line, the Canadian Corp broke the line in one day using a variety of new techniques.
The battle is commemorated by the Vimy Memorial, at Vimy Ridge, in Givenchy-en-Gohelle[?], near Vimy, in the french Pas-de-Calais.
Vimy Ridge is today wooded, each tree planted by a native of Canada and representing the sacrifice of a Canadian soldier.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/vi/Vimy_Ridge.html   (480 words)

  
 Battle of Arras - Vimy Ridge - World War I
Vimy can be seen in the map above between the salients formed by the German Lys and Somme offensives of 1918.
The immediate British tactical objective was to be Vimy Ridge, which dominated the surrounding terrain and gave the Germans the great advantage of superior observation.
The only important gain was Vimy Ridge, which provided a firm northern anchor for the British during the first great German drive of 1918.
www.warchronicle.com /wwi/battles/vimy.htm   (1177 words)

  
 Canada at War - Page: WWI: The Battle of Vimy Ridge
The Battle of Vimy Ridge is one of the greatest battles in Canada’s history.
Vimy Ridge was so well fortified that all previous attempts to capture it had failed.
Vimy became a symbol for the sacrifice of the young Dominion.
www.wwii.ca /index.php?page=Page&action=showpage&id=9   (2944 words)

  
 World War One Battlefields : Other Battlefields : Vimy Ridge
The attack at Vimy Ridge which was undertaken by the Canadian Corps (of the First Army) on Easter Monday, the 9th of April, 1917, is often seen as the first unequivocal success gained by the British (in this case Canadian) forces during the course of trench warfare.
The attack at Vimy was part of an offensive mounted primarily to draw the German's attention from a major French offensive on the Aisne, which was launched a week after Vimy on the 16th of April, 1917.
Vimy Ridge is located about 5 miles north of Arras, near Lens, and is conveniently en route from the Channel ports if you are traveling to the Somme.
www.ww1battlefields.co.uk /others/vimy.html   (2000 words)

  
 Vimy Ridge
One of the greatest battles in Canadian history was the battle at Vimy Ridge, which began on 9 April 1917.
Vimy Ridge was a formidable stronghold to breach.
The victory of the battle of Vimy Ridge did not come without cost: Canadian casualties reached 10,602, of which 3,598 were killed.
www.histori.ca /minutes/minute.do?id=14742   (417 words)

  
 Vimy Ridge - Oral Histories of the First World War - Library and Archives Canada
The attack on Vimy Ridge was conceived as a diversion to draw German troops away from the area where the French army was to launch its main 1917 offensive.
The Vimy Ridge assault was assigned to the Canadian Corps, commanded by Lieutenant-General Sir Julian Byng.
Perhaps the most lasting significance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge was its emergence as a symbol of Canada's coming-of-age as a nation, which was later memorialized in stone with the unveiling of the Vimy Memorial in 1936.
www.collectionscanada.ca /first-world-war/interviews/025015-1200-e.html   (399 words)

  
 Vimy Ridge   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vimy Ridge is an escarpment, with a gradual rise on the 'British' (West) side and a steep one on the German.
The Canadian Corps captured Vimy Ridge on 9th April 1917; after the war the Canadian Government purchased the land.
Within the grounds of the Vimy Ridge Memorial are two military cemeteries, containing casualties from the successful attack on the Ridge on 9th April 1917, and from later incidents here.
www.1914-1918.net /sacredground/loos/vimy.htm   (313 words)

  
 Vimy Ridge
Vimy Ridge, battle fought 9-14 April 1917 during WORLD WAR I.
The long, low ridge formed a key position linking the Germans' new HINDENBURG LINE to their main trench lines leading north from HILL 70 near Arras, France.
The preserved WWI trenches at Vimy Ridge, France (photo by Jacqueline Hucker).
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0008376   (245 words)

  
 Overview - Vimy
By the spring of 1917 it became clear that it was crucial to recapture Vimy Ridge for the Allies.
The allied plans were for the British to attack on a front from Croisilles, south of Arras, to Givenchy at the northern tip of Vimy Ridge.
The Canadians were charged with the responsibility of protecting the northern flank of the British attack from where the trenches crossed the Arras-Lens road, north of Ecurie, to Givenchy in the north.
www.kingandempire.com /vimy_overview.html   (366 words)

  
 First World War.com - Feature Articles - Vimy Ridge Today
The battle for Vimy Ridge from the 9–12 April 1917 was where Canada, as many commentators have argued, received its baptism of fire.
Under the gaze of its triumphant sentinel, the Canadian Memorial, we are all free to explore and come to terms with the meaning of World war One.
A "pal's battalion" was comprised of soldiers raised in the same locality with the promise they would serve with their friends for the duration of the war.
www.firstworldwar.com /features/vimyridgetoday.htm   (684 words)

  
 Vimy Ridge - picture gallery
Vimy Ridge is preserved as a memorial to the sacrifice these men made.
Canadian officers had each been provided with detailed information about the defenses on Vimy Ridge, the briefing that they received was way in advance of those provided throughout much of the war to the vast majority of officers.
Vimy Ridge was granted to the people of Canada by the people of France as a mark of thanks for the role that the Canadian armed forces played in defending the city of Arras.
www.schoolshistory.org.uk /images/vimyridge   (401 words)

  
 Birth of a nation at Vimy Ridhe
All four divisions were located near Vimy Ridge, with the British on their north side and the French on the south.
Most of the Vimy Ridge, however, was occupied by the Bavarian Reserve Corps, with two divisions, the 79th Reserve Division and the 1st Bavarian Reserve Division.
The memorial on Vimy Ridge stands dramatically on the summit beneath which the shimmering spirits of Canadian soldiers gather in the silvery moonlight.
www.talkingproud.us /HistoryVimyRidge.html   (5391 words)

  
 CAHS News & Views: The Vimy Flies Again
The Vimy replica has already completed the first two legs of the “Vimy Triple Crown”, historic flights that helped demonstrate the viability of commercial aviation, by successfully flying the 15,000 mile route from England to Australia in 1994, and the 9,000 mile journey from London to Cape Town in 1999.
About the Vimy Project: The Vimy Project was organized in 1993 by Peter McMillan and Lang Kidby to build a flying replica of the 1919 Vickers Vimy and relive its historic first flights across the globe.
The Vimy has flown nearly 40,000 miles to date, touching down in over 30 countries, reminding all who see her of the proficiency and self-reliance demonstrated by the pioneers of aviation.
www.cahs.com /NewsAndViews/articles/TheVimyFliesAgain.htm   (846 words)

  
 Microsoft Flight Simulator Century of Flight   (Site not responding. Last check: )
But the Vimy was still an open-cockpit wood-and-fabric design, with a top speed of 103 mph, extremely primitive flight and navigation instruments, and far less reliable engines and components than even Lindbergh had.
The Vimys were also flying over long stretches of water and extremely hostile terrain, in challenging conditions, with only the most rudimentary ground support or weather information.
Indeed, Ross Smith, the main pilot of the Vimy that flew from London to Australia in November of 1919, noted after only the first leg of the journey that "this sort of flying is a rotten game.
www.microsoft.com /games/flightsimulator/aircraft_vimy.asp   (593 words)

  
 Find A Grave: Vimy Memorial
Location Information: The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometers northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens.
The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south.
After the war, the highest point of the ridge was chosen as the site of the great memorial to all Canadians who served their country in battle during the First World War, and particularly to the 60,000 who gave their lives in France.
www.findagrave.com /cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GSln=WILLETT&CRid=1119613&pt=Vimy%20Memorial&   (187 words)

  
 Visiting the Canadian battlefields of Vimy Ridge and Flanders
Vimy is located approximately 90 minutes from Ieper.
There is a local train that runs from Arras to Vimy Village but it is not very convenient as the station is still 5 km away from the site.
The Canadian Memorial of at Vimy Ridge is the largest and most impressive monument of the First War.
pages.interlog.com /~fatjack/vimy/vimy.html   (3200 words)

  
 The Vickers F.B.27 Vimy - Great Britain
The Vimy achieved immortality with its performance of a long distance flight after World War I by Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown.
In a modified Vimy IV they made the first non-stop aerial crossing of the Atlantic.
The Vimy landed June 15,1919 at Clifden in Ireland.
www.aviation-history.com /vickers/vimy.htm   (84 words)

  
 Visiting the Canadian battlefields of Vimy Ridge and Flanders
Vimy is located approximately 90 minutes from Ieper.
There is a local train that runs from Arras to Vimy Village but it is not very convenient as the station is still 5 km away from the site.
The Canadian Memorial of at Vimy Ridge is the largest and most impressive monument of the First War.
www.interlog.com /~fatjack/vimy/vimy.html   (3200 words)

  
 Vimy Ridge Memorial Unveiled - "On This Day" - CBC Archives
Before a crowd of Canadians and dignitaries, the memorial is unveiled and dedicated to Canada's fallen sons.
At the end of the war, France gave Canada the Vimy Ridge grounds on which to build a memorial.
Of the battle, he said that it "was Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-71-203-1006-20/that_was_then/conflict_war/vimy_ridge_memorial   (387 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Vimy: Books: Pierre Berton   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Pierre Berton's Vimy is a riveting and very accessible study of the World War I victory that gave Canadians their first real taste of nationhood.
The barrage that signalled the first moments of the battle for Vimy Ridge, a muddy stretch of the front in the north of France, began exactly at 5:30 a.m.
"Vimy" is a book all Canadians, whether or not they are interested in military history, should include in their personal libraries.
www.amazon.ca /Vimy-Pierre-Berton/dp/0385658427   (2051 words)

  
 Joyce Kennedy's Album: Vimy Ridge
Rising out of the western edge of the Douai Plain in France, roughly halfway between the devastated fields of Flanders and the equally mangled Somme battlefields is a lozenge-shaped escarpment known as Vimy Ridge.
The British assault area included Vimy Ridge, the capture of which was assigned to the Canadian Corps of their First Army.
Although the Nivelle Offensive is known as one of the great failures of military history, Vimy Ridge was an extraordinary and unexpected victory.
www.canadagoose.net /albvimy.htm   (737 words)

  
 Vimy Ridge - Eurapart Guide
The highest point on Vimy Ridge, Hill 164 was captured after 3 days of heavy fighting.
The Canadian War Memorial, located on the highest part of Vimy Ridge was designed by a Canadian architect.
The view from the memorial over the coalfields of the Pas de Calais highlights the strategic importance of Vimy Ridge to its occupiers.
www.eurapart.com /vimy.html   (445 words)

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