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History Presentation

World War 1 - Vimy Ridge
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John Magsino

on 14 October 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli (Cook, 2004, paragraph 1) Many historians and writers consider the Canadian victory at Vimy a defining moment for Canada Four Canadian divisions, formed by the Canadian expeditionary force, fought together in order to seize Vimy Ridge. Each Division had never met each other before but came together to fight. Each division had different areas to cover in order to get to the main attack on Vimy Ridge. Approximately, more than 10,000 soldiers were killed and wounded.

(Dryden, paragraph 6, 2011)

The battle for Vimy Ridge started on April 9th, 1917, but the planning of the battle took an extensive amount of time and started in October of 1916. The battle took four days, and ended on april 12, 1917 when Germany withdraws and Canada wins. The battle of Vimy Ridge was significant to Canada and Candians because after the British won the war, Canada gained confidence and started to win other battles that helped shaped the outcome of World War I, such as the Battle of Passchendaele and Canada's hundred days and many more. ( Jack, 2012 ) Vimy Ridge - April 9 of 1917 (Hammer, 2009) By the spring of 1917 it became clear that it was crucial to recapture Vimy Ridge for the Allies... (kingandempire.com, paragraph 2 & 4, 2012) ``In the spring of 1915 the French decided to remove this threat. After more than a month of bloody fighting that had cost them more than 100,000 casualties, the French reclaimed Notre-Dame de Lorette Ridge, the villages of Souchez, Albain-St`` (Dryden, 2011) The Canadian soldiers who was at Vimy Ridge in 1917 have earned a reputation of being formidable and effective troops because of the success and greatness that they had shown during the first World War.
(CBC.ca, 2012) (CBC.ca , 2012 ) The Battle of Vimy Ridge -

Was a part of The Battle for Arras in the region of France.
This battle was led by the Canadian corps who were a part of the British offensive force, which consisted of four different other nations: Australia, New Zealand, New Foundland and the British. The one known enemy was the Germans.

(Wikipedia.org, 2008) "Vimy Ridge is an escarpment 8 km (5.0 mi) northeast of Arras on the western edge of the Douai Plains. The ridge rises gradually on its western side, and drops more quickly on the eastern side. At approximately 7 km (4.3 mi) in length, and culminating at an elevation of 145 m (476 ft) or 60 m (200 ft) above the Douai Plains, the ridge provides a natural unobstructed view for tens of kilometres in all directions."
(Wikipedia.org, 2012, Contents - Background, paragraph 1) (Wikipedia.org, 2008) Located 10 kilometers North of Arras in Northern France, Vimy Ridge fell under the German rule on October of 1914 during the Franco - British and German war. (bookdrum.com, 1914) The significance of the battle of Vimy Ridge to WWI is that the British gained more power over the Germans from winning the battle as a result the British and its allies gained more control and ultimately won the battle. (EX-PRIVATE X, Retrieved October 11th, 2012) (St. Rosemary Educational Institution, Retrieved October 11th, 2012) "It was Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade. I thought then that I witnessed the birth of a nation."
– Brigadier-General Alexander Ross, Commander of the 28th Canadian Battalion at the Battle of Vimy Ridge
(vimyridgetour.ca, paragraph 1, 2012)

Many historians believed that Canada's battle on Vimy Ridge was a coming of a new nation. It is one of the important memory/monents of our country. They are praised so highly because it is the first time Canada worked together and banded with each other to face the enemy. After the war it was apparent that Canada became its own Nation, we were unseperatable, undivided and could not be concured by no one.

(vimyridgetour.ca, 2012) Ghosts of Vimy Ridge (1931) ( Longstaff, 2005-2012) The Vimy Monument at
Vimy Memorial. The Storm Troopers Canadian Expidionary Force mostly formed by volunteers from Canada
the force was designed to help Canadas allied forces during World War 1, to aid countries such as Britain and France
they were divided to be placed on fields, soldiers formed divisions from 1-5, for of which were sent to the front lines and the fifth was later disbanded for reinforcents The Canadian Corps was formed from the Canadian Expedionary Force WW1
first formed in September of 1915
there were four major Divisions
majority of soldiers were formed with British decent until the end of war
they were under command of British Expedionary Force
1st Division - Established: August 1914 Disbanded: November 1918
2nd Division - Established: May 1915 Disbanded: November 1918
3rd Division - Established: January 1916 Disbanded: November 1918
4th Division - Established: April 1916 Disbanded: November 1918 " the Canadian Corps was regarded by friend and foe alike as the most effective Allied military formation on the Western Front. "The Germans went so far as call them "storm troopers" for their great combat efficiency" (wikipedia.org, paragraph 1, 2012)
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Cook, T. (2004, 4 2). The battle of vimy ridge, 9-12 april 1917. Retrieved from http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/vimy/index_e.shtml

EX-PRIVATE X. (Artist). (Retrieved October 11th, 2012).Fighting in flanders fields. [Web Photo]. Retrieved from http://www.greatwardifferent.com/Great_War/Passchendaele/Passchendaele_01.htm

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WWII.ca. (2004, April 08). Canada at war. Retrieved from www.canadaatwar.ca/page9.html By Brittany Boulanger & John Magsino (Berton & Nicholson, 2012) (Berton & Nicholson, 2012) (Berton & Nicholson, 2012) (wikipedia.org, paragraph 1, 2012)

(Dryden, paragraph 1 & 7, 2011)

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