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“Vimy Ridge – France – Easter Monday – 1917
After tireless preparation, against incredible odds, over 100,000 Canadian soldiers launched a massive attack.  They surged from the trenches, dugouts and tunnels, capturing a formidable German position.  But success came at a high cost.  10,000 Canadians lay dead or wounded.  Today, the Canadian National Vimy Memorial stands on land granted permanently to Canada by France as a tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of our service men and women.”
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