SotW at Vimy France

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The Spirit of Vimy

Easter Monday, April 9th, 1917 was the day that historians claim as the birthdate of a true and independent Canadian national identity. Canadian troops, under the command of Canadian General Arthur Currie achieved in battle what no other country’s army had been so far able to do: Capture the high ground of Vimy Ridge in northern France and wrest it away from the dug-in, well fortified and highly seasoned troops of the Kaiser’s land forces.

95 years later to the day Spirit of the West will wake up on French soil, shake the cobwebs from their jet-lagged brains and Continue reading