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Canada Bereft

Canada lost 66,000 soldiers during World War I. that is one out of every ten men. Of that number, 3,600 died during the battle of Vimy Ridge. In France only, 11,285 were never found or had no proper burial.

Transcript

Dear son, I think of you every moment.

I miss you immensely.

The pain of your absence fills the very core of my being.

Never again will I hear your laughter, never again will I see your dark eyes… Never again…

Today, like so many mothers who have lost their child, I remain inconsolable

Allegorical figure of Canada bereft at the front of the monument

Allegorical figure of Canada bereft at the front of the monument

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