Tag: Canadian History

100 Year Anniversary of Vimy Ridge – Every Painting has a Story #4

100 Year Anniversary of Vimy Ridge – Every Painting has a Story #4

The words from the tour guide director were emotionally charged.  She explained in layman terms, how multiple armies, the French army and the British army, while fighting Germany during WWI, were unable to hold back the Germans in their progression through France.   Then the Canadian Army was sent.  All four Canadian divisions were sent together as a unified fighting force for the first time under the command of General Arthur Currie.  While 3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed during the battle, the impressive victory over German forces is often cited as the beginning of Canada’s evolution from dominion to independent nation.   France would be forever grateful and...