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Vimy War Memorial

Vimy War Memorial

The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, 8km northeast of Arras.

On the opening day of the Battle of Arras, 9 April 1917, the four division of the Canadian Corps, fighting side by side for the first time, scored a huge tactical victory in the capture of the 60 metre high Vimy Ridge.

After the First World 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  and have no known grave.

 

 

Title: Vimy War Memorial
Record Type: Buildings and Public Amenities
Type: War Memorial
Record Maintained By: CEP
Subject Id: 120674