Vimy 2017 by Mélanie Morin-PelletierVimy 2017 by Mélanie Morin-Pelletier

Vimy 2017

byMélanie Morin-Pelletier

Paperback | March 31, 2017

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Explore the lasting impact of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, 100 years later. A widely celebrated victory and an iconic event in Canadian military history, the Battle of Vimy Ridge was also one of the country?s bloodiest engagements. There were more than 10,000 casualties in the battle, which took place from April 9 to 12, 1917. This souvenir catalogue explores how perceptions of Vimy have evolved over the past century from a tactical battlefield victory in France to a nation-defining event. Understand the larger context of the Franco-British offensive ? the preparation, the defenders, the capture of the ridge and its consequences. Then take a step back to examine the evolving memory of the battle in Canada over the last 100 years. It is a potent reminder that we construct our past and shape our present through acts of commemoration.
Mélanie Morin-Pelletier is a historian of the First World War at the Canadian War Museum and the author of Fighting in Flanders: Gas. Mud. Memory. and Briser les ailes de l?ange : les infirmières militaires canadiennes, 1914-1918.
Title:Vimy 2017Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 6 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:March 31, 2017Publisher:Canadian War MuseumLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1988282063

ISBN - 13:9781988282060

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