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The Battle of Vimy Ridge

Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge, detail.

The Mourning Father on the back steps of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy Ridge, detail. © 2013, John Shea

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The French had made two unsuccessful attempts in 1915 to dislodge the Germans from the high ground of Vimy Ridge in the Second and Third Battles of Artois. On April 9 and 10, 1917, as part of the Arras Offensive, four Canadian divisions — the full strength of the Canadian Corps — took the Ridge. They suffered 10,062 casualties, including 3,598 dead.

1917-04-09

1917-04-10

The Battle of Vimy Ridge is part of Battle of Arras.