Remembering the Battle of Vimy Ridge - 100 years ago - 09 April - 12 April, 1917. Several times the Allies tried to take it from the Germans without success. From there they could see the Allied trenches for miles in all directions. The four divisions of the Canadian Corps, fighting together for the first time, attacked the ridge from 9 to 12 April, 1917 and captured it from the German army. Several times the Allies tried to take it from the Germans without success. From there they could see the Allied trenches for miles in all directions.

The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. The Battle of Vimy Ridge, during the First World War, is Canada's most celebrated military victory — an often mythologized symbol of the birth of Canadian national pride and awareness. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was the first occasion whereupon all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force participated in a battle as a cohesive formation, and thus became a Canadian nationalistic symbol of … The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a World War I battle fought in 1917 near Arras in northern France.From the fall of 1914 until 1917 the German army held this eight kilometre-long ridge. On 9 April, 1917 they attacked again. "Vimy Ridge", Last Edited June 03, 2015, ... From the Canadian War Museum. THE VIMY FOUNDATIONAn interactive multimedia site that commemorates Canada’s heroic victory at Vimy Ridge in the First World War and the monument that stands in memory of that defining event. The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a World War I battle fought in 1917 near Arras in northern France. The Battle of Vimy Ridge began on Easter morning 1917. This stunning victory followed years of failed attempts to retake the ridge, and months of planning and preparation for the operation. Amid sleet, mud and shellfire, the soldiers of the Canadian Corps fought their way up the ridge to take the high ground overlooking the Douai plain. From the fall of 1914 until 1917 the German army held this eight kilometre-long ridge.