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Canada in WW1
NOAH, ANDREW, SASHA AND CARLOS
Where is VIMY RIDGE
Vimy Ridge is located in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France
Why was Vimy ridge important & what is Vimy ridge
Vimy Ridge was long hill that dominated the landscape, Germany had captured and remade into a strong defensive position. It held a great view of the battlefield with complex system of tunnels and trenches made by Germans.
The Canadians moved into the front lines of Vimy Ridge in late autumn 1916, this battle would be the first battle in which all four Canadian corps would fight as one.
The Canadians spent all winter strengthening their lines and preparing for the assault on the Germans
On the 9th of April 1917 the assault began with a barrage of artillery fire on the German front lines, later the Canadians took over one of the most important areas of Vimy ridge (hill 145).
RESULT OF VIMY RIDGE
The end of the battle at Vimy Ridge resulted in a very important victory for the Canadians because it commenced the evolution from a dominion into an independent country.
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