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  Battle of Vimy Ridge
The Ridge had been one of the keys to the Germans' defence system, fortified so extensively that it had been impervious to all attempts by Allied Forces to take it during the first three years of the war.
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.
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  Battle of Vimy Ridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was one of the opening battles in a larger British campaign known as the Battle of Arras.
Vimy, located in northern France, was one of the most heavily defended points on the entire Western Front and was thought to be an impregnable fortress.
The ridge, stretching from the town of Vimy to Givenchy-en-Gohelle, was a crucial point that allowed the Germans to control much of the surrounding territory.
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 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 became a symbol for the sacrifice of the young Dominion.
Its objective is Hill 145 and the eastern slopes of the ridge.
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 Battle of Vimy Ridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The ridge, streching from the town of Vimy to Givenchy-en-Gohelle, was a crucial point that allowed the Germans to control much of the surrounding territory.
After one year, in April 1918, the fact that Vimy Ridge continued to be held even as German advances reached the outskirts of Paris, was probably also quite significant, and provided a leverage point behind the lines from which the extremely effective counter-attack was launched.
Because of the height of the Ridge, the topmost figure - that of peace - is approximately 110 metres above the Lens Plain to the east.
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 Vimy Ridge
Vimy Ridge is an escarpment, with a gradual rise on the 'British' (West) side and a steep one on the German.
At the top of the ridge the trenches were very close together, and this was a scene of constant and terrible mining, with both sides fighting hard for possession of the crater lips that would give a local tactical edge.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 Vimy Ridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The battle of Vimy Ridge is one of the greatest battles in Canada’s history.
Vimy Ridge was a formidable barrier for the Allies to breach.
Vimy Ridge proved to be a turning point in World War I. Canadians were an important part of this epic battle.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Vimy Ridge was the first Allied victory in almost a year and a half and it was especially demoralizing for the Germans who had viewed the ridge as one of their most impregnable strongpoints.
A year later, in April 1918, the fact that Vimy Ridge continued to be held even as the final German offensive to try and win the war pushed deeper into France and into the outskirts of Paris was also significant.
The capture of the ridge by the Canadian Corps, under the command of British General Julian H.G. Byng, with Canadian General Sir Arthur Currie acting as Chief-of-Staff (responsible for tactics and planning), was a turning point for the allied forces.
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 Remembering Victory - Peace and War - The Memory Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Vimy is the Canadian victory, the pinnacle of Canadian military achievement.
More important, while Vimy was an enormously strong position, and while its capture by the four divisions of the Canadian Corps fighting together for the first time was a significant victory, it was a battle without exploitation.
Vimy was a costly battle that, while it dislodged the Germans, mattered little in terms of the overall conduct of the war.
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 Battle of Vimy Ridge - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Vimy Ridge, Battle of (9 April 1917) An Allied attack on a German position in World War I, near Arras in France.
Veterans Affairs Canada: Canada Marks 85th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge With Ceremonies in France and in Canada.
Governor General to participate in the Battle of Vimy Ridge Commemoration Ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
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 The Battle of Vimy Ridge
In the spring of 1917, Canadian troops were sent to capture Vimy Ridge, which was being occupied by the Germans.
The battle of Vimy Ridge was one of the greatest battles led by Canada during World War I. Since their entry into the war in 1914, Canadian divisions had not been very successful.
Vimy Ridge is an eight-kilometre-long hill with a maximum height of 110 metres, and it dominated the entire region.
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 Vimy Ridge --
By the spring of 1917, the allies were desprate to break through the deeply entrenched German line, which zigzagged over 800 kilometers from the nrth sea to the swiss boarder.Planning began for a new offensive in the arras sector of the western front.
The canadian role in the new allied action was to secure the ridge and protect the ridge and protect the flank of the british 3rd army attacking simultaneously immediately south of vimy.
of the 97,184 banadians in the first corps, the vimy infantry assault troops accounted for roughly 20 percent of their total numbers-leaveing some 80 percent of the corps involved in the critical preparation and delivery of vital services, supplies, construction, communication and intelligence before and dureing attack.
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 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).
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 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.
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.
All previous Allied attempts to capture the Ridge had failed, and there was a strong body of opinion among the Allied commanders that the Ridge was possibly impregnable and incapable of ever being taken by a direct attack.
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 Battle of Vimy Ridge
The ridge, located about 10 kilometres to the north of Arras in Northern France and just south of the mines and factories of Lens and Lille, was a high ground that commanded the entire sector.
The taking of Vimy Ridge was very important offensively as it was a key position of the German line in Northern France but it was even more important for the Germans to NOT lose Vimy Ridge.
Vimy Ridge was the “hinge” of the German line as it protected the newly constructed Hindenburg line and also the length of the western front as it traveled north-west into Flanders and on to the channel.
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Vimy Ridge was an extremely important piece of Canadian military history.
Vimy Ridge was an impressively fortified piece of the German defensive front.
The gunners of Vimy are often overshadowed by the heroism displayed by the infantry.
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 Pride at Vimy Ridge
The Battle of Vimy Ridge during World War I was a key event in Canada's development as a nation.
Vimy became a shared symbol for Canadians and a source of national identity and pride.
Vimy Ridge was key to the German defense.
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 Vimy Ridge>   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a World War I battle in which Canadian forces scored an important Victory over the Germans.
Canadians captured Vimy Ridge, a hill near the town of Arras, in Northern France during a horrible snowstorm.
A memorial remnant was originally constructed by members of the 44th Battalions which along with the 46th and 50th Battalions captured the part of Vimy Ridge known as the Pimple on April 10, 1917.
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 Battle of Vimy Ridge - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The name Vimy Ridge is part of the very fabric of Canadian nationhood.
The Ridge had been one of the keys to the Germans' defence system, fortified so extensively that it had been impervious to all attempts by Allied Forces to take it during the first three years of the war.
Vimy Ridge is today wooded, each tree planted by a native of Canada and representing the sacrifice of a Canadian soldier.
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 Vimy Ridge Memorial - Vimy Memorial Park - Battle of Vimy Ridge April 1917
High ground is an important feature of any battlefield and during the fighting around Arras in 1914, there was a desperate struggle for two ridges that surrounded the city to the north-east: the Notre Dame de Lorette Spur and Vimy Ridge.
The British came to Vimy in 1916 when it was considered a ‘quiet’ sector of the Western Front.
After some bitter fighting, particularly on the northern part of the battlefield, Vimy Ridge was in Canadian hands by the 14th April - at the cost of more than 10,000 Canadians killed, wounded and missing.
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 Vimy Ridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
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.
In spring 1917 the task was given to the Canadian Corps, commanded by British Lt-Gen Sir J.H.G. After careful training and rehearsal, and supported by almost 1000 artillery pieces, the Canadians attacked along a 6.4 km front on 9 April 1917.
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 Vimy Ridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Here at Vimy Ridge is the Canadian National Memorial and Park which commemorates the 11,285 missing Canadians.
For Canadians the taking of Vimy Ridge stands as a great feat of arms, an exceptional example of courage and sacrifice, and an important milestone in the development of their armies.
Vimy has also become a place of remembrance dedicated to those soldiers who died in France and who have no known grave.
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 missing-lynx.com - Reviews – Campaign 151: Vimy Ridge 1917, Byng’s Canadians Triumph at Arras
Vimy Ridge was a morale-raising victory, but also gave the Allies a tactically important position.
Although the ridge was not very high it did offer a commanding view over the Arras plain with its coalfields and industrial cities as well as a strong defensive position for whoever held it.
The Germans had begun work on the Hindenburg Line, with Vimy Ridge part of it, to reduce their trench mileage and the French were in such straits that they had to ask for British and Canadian troops to take over part of their lines.
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