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Canadian Battlefields 1915-1918: A Visitor’s Guide


This guide to the Canadian battlefields in France and Belgium offers a brief critical history of the war and of Canada’s contribution, drawing attention to the best recent books on the subject. It focuses on the Ypres Salient, Passchendaele, Vimy, and the “Hundred Day”s battles and considers lesser-known battlefields as well. Battle maps, contemporary maps, photographs, war art, and tourist information enhance the reader experience.

Here’s a brief sample of what’s inside (click to expand):

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Canadian Military History

The following articles have been published in Canadian Military History and revolve around the Battle of Vimy Ridge and its commemoration. Many of our articles have been archived online and are downloadable here. Journals not yet available online can be purchased through the Centre.

  • Alfred Dietrerich, “The German 79th Reserve Infantry Division in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, April 17.” Canadian Military History 15 (2006): 69-85
  • Eric Brown & Tim Cook, “The 1936 Vimy Pilgrimage.” Canadian Military History 20 (2011): 37-54


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  1. Jan Theuninck -  May 2, 2012 - 12:37 pm 546

    Vimy Ridge

    the spirit of death
    kissed you
    on this ridge
    your work is done
    no triumph no glory
    but for ever

    © by Jan Theuninck


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