Valour At Vimy Ridge

The Great Canadian Victory of World War I

Tom Douglas

A defining moment in Canadian military history. A much-needed Allied victory. A show of valour and heroism. The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 saw Canadian troops storm a strategic 14-kilometre long escarpment that was believed to be impregnable. This was the first time in the nation's history that a corps-sized formation fought together as a u
Date Published :
September 2017
Publisher :
Formac Publishing Ltd.
Series :
Amazing Stories
Illustration :
50+ b&w and color images
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781459504851
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$16.95

Overview
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A defining moment in Canadian military history. A much-needed Allied victory. A show of valour and heroism. The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 saw Canadian troops storm a strategic 14-kilometre long escarpment that was believed to be impregnable. This was the first time in the nation's history that a corps-sized formation fought together as a unit under its own meticulous planning. Canadian troops persevered under heavy fire to take the ridge, demonstrating incredible discipline and bravery. The battle became a symbol of sacrifice for the young nation and a turning point in its role in the global theatre of war.

About The Author
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TOM DOUGLAS, an award-winning journalist and author, lives in Oakville, Ontario. Tom is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, worked as a Communications Advisor for Veterans Affairs Canada, and has written speeches for the Minister of National Defense. He is also the author of To Wawa with Love, an account of growing up in the northern Ontario town.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Contents

Prologue

Introduction: The War to End all Wars

Chapter 1: Innocence Lost

Chapter 2: Trench Warfare

Chapter 3: Easter Mourning

Chapter 4: A Ridge Too Far

Chapter 5: The 1st Division

Chapter 6: The 2nd Division

Chapter 7: The 3rd Division

Chapter 8: The 4th Division

Chapter 9: A Bitter Victory

Chapter 10: Vimy's Heroes

Epilogue: The Vimy Memorial

Appendix: Letters from a Vimy Veteran

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