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Offline Shelldrake

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Battle of Vimy Ridge Anniversary
« on: April 09, 2012, 08:17:03 AM »
On Easter Monday, April 9, 1917 the Canadian Corps assaulted German-held Vimy Ridge. By April 12 Vimy Ridge was in Canadian hands.

Pierre Berton's book on the battle is well worth reading.
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Re: Battle of Vimy Ridge Anniversary
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 12:56:32 PM »
Good post!

My Great Uncle Harold fought in that battle. He uesd to tell us stories of being in France, but nothing of the fighting.
About 40 years ago, 2 years before he died, he gave me these two .303 Lee Enfield shell casings he'd brought back with him.
They have an honoured spot on my book case.

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Re: Battle of Vimy Ridge Anniversary
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 06:05:34 PM »
Yeah - I've noticed lots of good TV and news stories on Vimy - good for usw and our kids to learn about !