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A Time for Reflection

A Time for Reflection

Our Canadian Delegation had an opportunity to visit the British, French and German cemeteries bringing mixed emotions as they pass by the graves of the fallen100 years ago.

A visit to the city of Douai

A visit to the city of Douai

A unique opportunity for our youth delegates to meet the Mayor of Douai. Our youth also had the opportunity to interact with French students of Douai understanding the importance of the historical connections between both countries.

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins

The Journey Begins. The time has finally arrived! Our Canadian Delegation of Veterans and youth set out in one of the greatest journeys of a lifetime – the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Vimy Monument

Vimy Monument

Canada's most impressive overseas war monument is the majestic Canadian National Vimy Memorial. It is dedicated to Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War.

Planning for Vimy

Planning for Vimy

The Canadians trained rigorously before the battle. Models of the trench systems were built and the soldiers drilled on what to do.

Observation Group

Observation Group

The Allies used observation balloons and reconnaissance planes to gather important information on the German positions.

Canadian Railway Troop

Canadian Railway Troop

Efficiently getting soldiers and supplies to the front lines was very important. Rail tracks were laid to aid the Canadians in the battle.

Vimy Preparation

Vimy Preparation

The Canadians spent the entire winter strengthening their lines and preparing for the assault on Vimy.

Move to Vimy

Move to Vimy

The Canadians moved to the front lines across from Vimy Ridge in the late autumn of 1916.

Beaumont-Hamel 100 Years Later

Beaumont-Hamel 100 Years Later

In recognition of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel, Newfoundlanders reflect back on the importance of remembering the sacrifice of The Royal Newfoundland Regiment 100 years later

Awarded the Military Medal

Awarded the Military Medal

Mr. Morrison discusses the event that led to his being awarded the Military Medal; successfully holding a critical position against a German smoke screen and attack.

Self-inflicted wounds

Self-inflicted wounds

Mr. Morrison describes how his rationing party arrives back at the front minus two men. Later, he meets one of the two men, who explains to him that they had wounded one another to get out of the front lines

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