Valour At Vimy Ridge

The Great Canadian Victory of World War I

Tom Douglas

An illustrated short history of the Great Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge in the First World War.
Publication date:
February 2018
Publisher :
Formac/Lorimer
Language:
English
Series :
Amazing Canadians
Illustration :
50+ colour and b/w photos throughout
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781459504851

Dimensions : 216 X 140 mm
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£9.99

Overview
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The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 saw Canadian troops storm a 14-kilometre long escarpment that was believed to be impregnable. This was the first time in Canada's history that a corps-sized formation fought together as a unit under its own leadership. Canadian troops persevered under heavy fire to take the ridge. The battle has since been much celebrated in Canada, as historians and descendants seek to explain the huge losses that military and political leaders accepted in a war that produced few gains for any nation. Tom Douglas recounts the events of this battle, and his narrative is accompanied by over 50 photos, drawings, and paintings by Canadian war artists.