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Vimy Ridge

The Battle of Vimy Ridge(April 9th-12th) is a pivotal battle in Canadian history, seen by many as a turning point for Canada, as a nation. More than 10,600 Canadian Soldiers were wounded during the battle, and 3,598 gave their lives. In total, 600,000 Canadians participated in World War One. Four Canadians won the Victoria Cross for their heroic efforts at the battle of Vimy Ridge.

King Edward VIII, in one of his few acts as a monarch, dedicated the Vimy Ridge Memorial atop Hill 145 in 1936. For the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Queen Elizabeth rededicated a newly refurbished memorial April 9th, 2007.

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