Trailer - A Voyage of Discovery - 85th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

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Trailer - A Voyage of Discovery - 85th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Transcript
we send a very warm welcome to the veterans in Canada who are participating in this program. when it is your schools' turn to speak please turn on your microphone St. John's is located in the Avalon Peninsula people called the battle of Vimy Ridge the birth of a nation for Canada as one soldier put it we went up the ridge as Nova Scotians and Albertans and we came down as Canadians. now our Canadian soldiers took this ridge in four days, but we have to remember that we lost 3598 men.
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See the transformation of thirteen young Canadians from all across Canada as they travel through the cemeteries, battlefield sites and commemorative battlefield parks of France and Belgium as they begin to learn and truly understand the role Canadians played in the First World War. Present day video footage, mixed with archival history footage, narration and the reflections of the youth tell of the discoveries they made during their time overseas.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Recorded:
December 4, 2011
Duration:
0:50
War, Conflict or Mission:
First World War

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