This volume deals with the development
of the Canadian Corps, from a devastated force after the Somme,
to a well-oiled machine ready to take on the strongest German
position on the Western Front, Vimy Ridge. On April 9th, 1917
the Canadians struck, and won a fantastic, if improbable,
victory at Vimy where they knocked out the Germans before
they even knew the fight was on. It was a legendary performance,
of International and National significance.
This volume includes an historical Overview of the Battle;
a Battlefield Tour of 9 Points (plus a Tour of the Arleux
and Fresnoy Battlefields); a list of 24 Cemeteries and memorials
where the Canadians killed in Battle are commemorated or buried.
Asides in the book include: Mining Warfare, The Vimy Memorial,
Notre Dame de Lorette, and the Pilgrimage to Vimy 1936. Profusely
illustrated with maps, photos and drawings, and includes a
fold-out Tour map at the back of the book.
This volume was included in the TV series, For King &
Empire, Eps 3. The DVD covers the battle like the book, and
is literally a walking tour.