France: Canadian National Vimy Memorial

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Canadian National Vimy Memorial

History: The battle for Vimy Ridge which began 09 Apr 1917 is considered by many to be a defining point in Canadian history. Here is an article from the Canadian War Museum about the battle. Here is an article from the Canadian War Museum about the sculptures on the Vimy Memorial. Here is an article from Veterans Affairs about the Memorial.
Location: 62580 Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France
GPS: 50.379886, 2.773508
Detail Back of Memorial Detail
Memorial detail Memorial back view Memorial detail
 
Canada Bereft overlooking Douai Plain Detail Detail
Canada Bereft overlooking Douai Plain Detail of statue of mourning woman Memorial detail
 
Detail of back sculptures Empty tomb in front of monument Canada Bereft
Detail of back sculptures Empty tomb in front of monument Canada Bereft
 
 
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