Vimy Ridge

a Canadian reassessment
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Wilfrid Laurier University Press , Waterloo, Ont
Canada. -- Canadian Army. -- Canadian Corps -- History, Vimy Ridge, Battle of, France, 1917, World War, 1914-1918 -- C
Statementedited by Geoffrey Hayes, Andrew Iarocci, Mike Bechthold.
ContributionsHayes, Geoffrey, 1961-
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 353 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22242241M
ISBN 139780889205086

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge has been described by many as the turning point in Canada's achieving nationhood but McKee spends most of his book recounting individual soldiers memories of the prelude, assault and postlude of the battle/5(11).

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge is a worthy addition to any WWI library, particularly to anyone especially interested in the Canadian Army. McKee, a CA Army WWII veteran who fought over the ground after D-Day, gathers first-hand accounts from both sides. He begins with a reunion at Hill of the veterans of the WWI Vimy Ridge warriors/5.

Tim Cook, Canada’s foremost military historian and a Charles Taylor Prize winner, examines the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the way the memory of it has evolved over years. The operation that began April 9,was the first time the four divisions of /5(38).

Vimy - Pierre Berton This book is a classic. It gives the reader a clear picture of what happened in The Canadian Corps changed history at Vimy Ridge. Each and every Canadian will surely remember what happened on that horrible battlefield; to stop the carnage of the First World War.

The Canadians were brave fighters in the cause of world peace/5(21). I have just finished reading this book, about the Battle for Vimy Ridge, which was taken by the Canadian Divisions during Apriland also known as the Arras Spring Offensive to the Brits who took part in it.

Full of history, but not in the least bit dry/5(23). Vimy, however, is your book if you want a thoroughly human take on what it was like for the soldiers of the Dominion who fought and won and lost on that terrible morning, and who did in a few hours what the English and French could not after two years of trying -- beat the Germans and take Vimy Ridge/5.

Vimy - Pierre Berton This book is a classic. It gives the reader a clear picture of what happened in The Canadian Corps changed history at Vimy Ridge. Each and every Canadian will surely remember what happened on that horrible battlefield; to stop the carnage of the First World War. The Canadians were brave fighters in the cause of world peace/5(54).

Vimy Ridge book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Where others had failed, Canada's citizen army won its greatest victory on Vimy /5. In a new departure in the Battleground Europe series, this book is a guide to both sides of a major battle – in this case to the Canadian Corps operations against 1st Bavarian Reserve Corps at Vimy from 9 – 12 Aprilwhich formed part of the opening of the British offensive, known as the Battle of : £ Vimy Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, Alexander, AR.

likes 56 talking about this were here. Ephesians Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world 5/5(15). Vimy is another outstanding book from Tim Cook. The first third of the book covers the Battle of Vimy Ridge itself, in a way that renders military strategy understandable to the average reader and also humanizes the story with moving personal accounts/5.

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.5/5(8).

The book starts with on the capture of Vimy Ridge and the nearly spur of Notre Dame de Lorette in October The major battles of spring and autumn is described as is the twelve month period from late autumn when British forces occupied the.

Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment draws on the work of a new generation of scholars who explore the battle from three perspectives. The first assesses the Canadian Corps within the wider context of the Western Front in Pages: Introduction. Inthe Government of Canada declared 9 April to be "Vimy Ridge Day", to honour and remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge which took place during the First World War at Vimy Ridge, France, in The initiative to create the day of commemoration was spearheaded by Robert Manuel, a Korean War veteran.

The annual holiday was created through passage of Bill C, introduced by Date: 9 April. The Directorate of History and Heritage at the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have released a free e-book edition of Canada and the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Aprila page resource about the historic battle and those who fought in : National Defence.

Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment draws on the work of a new generation of scholars who explore the battle from three perspectives. The first assesses the Canadian Corps within the wider context 4/5(1).

Vimy Ridge was one of the most important geographic features on the entire Western Front in World War I. In early it was considered practically impregnable, but on 9 April the Canadian Army Corps, under the command of the British Lieutenant General Sir Julian Byng, assaulted it as part of the Arras offensive.

In one of the most spectacular operational attacks of the war, they seized Price: $ About Vimy. One chill Easter dawn ina blizzard blowing in their faces, the four divisions of the Canadian Corps in France went over the top of a muddy scarp knows as Vimy Ridge.

Another very fine book from Tim Cook. The first hundred and forty pages or so recount the battle itself, while the remainder discusses the struggle to build the memorial, the pilgrimage to Vimy for the unveiling, and how the idea of "Vimy" and what it means to Canadians has changed from to the present/5(41).

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A visit to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge is a must for every visitor to the Western Front. Walk through the preserved trenches and underground subway of the Vimy battlefield and visit the most evocative memorial on the Western Front. Buy Vimy Ridge. by Alexander McKee online at Alibris.

We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $ Background Topography. Vimy Ridge is a gradually rising escarpment on the western edge of the Douai Plains, eight kilometres ( mi) northeast of ridge gradually rises on its western side, dropping more quickly on the eastern side.

The ridge is approximately seven kilometres ( mi) in length, metres (2, ft) wide at its narrowest point, and culminates at an elevation of Designed by: Walter Seymour Allward.

On the morning of April 9,troops of the Canadian Corps under General Julian Byng attacked the formidable German defences of Vimy Ridge. Since then, generations of Canadians have shared a deep emotional attachment to the battle, inspired partly by the spectacular memorial on the battlefield.

Although the event is considered central in Canadian military history, most people know 4/5(1). Welcome to RM Publishing. We are pleased to announce the launch of our flagship book Henry Barrie: Vimy Ridge Survivor.

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To order your copy, please email us at [email protected] to discuss payment options or order from With the th anniversary of Vimy and Canada’s celebrations of years of nationhood just past, this new book is about more than a defining battle: it is a story of Canadian identity and memory, by a writer who brings history alive.

Oscar French on Vimy Ridge and ended his life. A century later author Orland French replies to Oscar's real letters home to his mother and tells him, in his own sardonic style, how the world turned out after the horrific War to End All Wars.4/5.

Published just in advance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge's th anniversary on April 9, award-winning Canadian historian Tim Cook's Vimy: The Battle and the. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Each book in the series has a short description of the formation and development of Tunneling Companies in the BEF and a glossary of technical volume looks mainly at central Artois, the environs of the whole line of the Vimy Ridge to the River Scarpe and Arras.Discover the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, an iconic symbol of remembrance and a tribute to all Canadians who served during the First World War.

During your visit, explore the preserved Grange tunnel and front line trenches, read the names of 11, Canadians killed in France whose final resting place was unknown, honour the fallen in. Vimy Ridge: A Canadian Reassessment draws on the work of a new generation of scholars who explore the battle from three perspectives.

The first assesses the Canadian Corps within the wider context of the Western Front in The second explores Canadian leadership, training, and preparations and details the story of each of the four Canadian 5/5(4).