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Vimy trip - 2017

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Simon Pagé

on 8 November 2017

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Transcript of Vimy trip - 2017

with a stop
in beautiful

In Ottawa, we met veterans, visited the War museum and the Parliament
Rencontres du Canada /
Encounters with Canada

More than half of the soldiers who were mobilised during the War were casualties (died, wounded, missing or taken prisoners)

My trip to Vimy, France
end at 1'38''
German cemetery La Maison Blanche in Neuville (near Vimy)
Four bodies per cross
Tombstone of the Unknown Canadian soldier in Cabaret Rouge cemetery, France (near Vimy)
École Sir George Simpson
Vimy Crosses
His body is now resting at the National War monument in Ottawa
Newfoundland Memorial
Vimy, April 9 - 12, 1917
Where is Vimy?
There are 372 WW1 cemeteries in Belgium
and 1,620 in France
Vimy Ridge / what we can see today
The cost was high
In three days (April 9-12, 1917), 3,598 Canadians died and another 7,000 were wounded
The Vimy monument is located on the highest point of the Ridge - Hill 145. On it is inscribed the names of 11,285 soldiers who died in France and whose bodies were never recovered.
April 9, 2017 - the ceremony
Thousands of Canadian Armed Forces boots were placed by Canadian and French youth.
These boots symbolically represent the approximately 3,600 Canadians who died during the Battle and their legacy for Canadians today.
Tyne Cot cemetery, Essex farm and
St. Julian monument (in Belgium).
« Ne tuons pas la beauté du monde »
par Isabelle Boulay
This cemetery is the final resting place for 44,833 German soldiers of which 8,040 were never identified and buried in a common grave
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