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Vimy Ridge: 90th Anniversary

Vimy Ridge: 90th Anniversary


On Easter Monday in 1917, Canadian soldiers, fighting for the first time in history as a united Canadian force, surprised the world by taking a strategic ridge in Vimy, France. The battle cost Canada the lives of nearly 3,600 soldiers and more than 7,000 were wounded. Immediately after the war, Canada pledged to honour those soldiers by commissioning a monument at Vimy Ridge. On Easter Monday 2007, the newly restored monument will be dedicatedd. This special commemorative DVD brings you the most poignant moments from CBC News' coverage of the historic weekend. Witness the Sunset Ceremony and the Lighting of the Monument and experience the newly restored memorial in all of its glory; the Freedom of the City parade throught the streets of Arras; and join thousands of Canadian veterans, students and patriots, world dignitaries and French citizens at the official Dedication Ceremony as tribute is paide to the brave soldiers who sacrified their lives so others could live in peace. Finally, at home you'll attend the Canadian ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

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