Canadians Celebrating after Fighting on Vimy Ridge, April 1917

Canadian soldiers celebrate and cheer from the backs of trucks after fighting on Vimy Ridge

The Canadian victory at Vimy Ridge was a momentous occasion for Canada as a nation and an important win for the Allied armies. It was the first battle strategy to be planned and implemented by Canadian commanders on their own. The battle at Vimy Ridge was significant in helping to assert Canada’s place in the world as an individual nation, however it cost the country dearly; over the course of four days, nearly 10,000 Canadian soldiers were wounded or killed.

Photographer unknown. Canadian Expeditionary Force albums, Ontario Archives
C 224 or C 224-0-0-9-41
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