for At Vimy Ridge by Hugh Brewster
April 9, 2007 marks the 90th anniversary of the pivotal World War I battle- one that many historians view as the battle that defined Canada as a nation. At Vimy Ridge, Canadian soldiers achieved what more experienced soldiers From Britain and France could not-taking the strategic position of Vimy Ridge from the Germans. It was the battle that helped a young country discover its national pride, as for the first time, Canadians fought as Canadians, and achieved a significant victory.The soaring Vimy Memorial in France is built on land ceded to Canada for achieving this stunning victory. The stunning memorial is being restored and will be rededicated in 2007. At Vimy Ridge is the perfect book for schools and libraries to mark this vital anniversary.
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