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The Canadian victory at Vimy was a turning point in the Great War, giving renewed hope to the "Allies".


You fought for a better world. A just world.

I admire your courage and I stand proud.

We do have the same ideals and I too will be brave.

I will pursue your dream.

I will carry hope… like a living flame illuminating the future.


Though a young nation with a fledgeling army, Canada managed a great feat on Vimy Ridge. Fighting as one for the first time, the Canadian Corps took this military objective for which over 200,000 French, English and Moroccan soldiers had died, giving the Allies new Hope.

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