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Aerial photograph of Vimy Ridge

Aerial photograph of Vimy Ridge

Portion of the 4th Canadian Division Front April 7th, 1917.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was one of the opening battles in a larger British campaign known as the Battle of Arras during the First World War. It is also considered a major event in Canadian history for the primary role Canadian forces played in the attack.
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Notre Dame de Lorette National Cemetery and Basilica

Notre Dame de Lorette National Cemetery and Basilica

Notre Dame de Lorette is the name of a ridge, basilica, and cemetery northwest of Arras at the village of Ablain-Saint-Nazaire. The high point of the hump-backed ridge stands 165 metres high and - with Vimy Ridge - utterly dominates the otherwise flat Douai plain and the town of Arras.

The ground was strategically important during the First World War and was bitterly contested in...
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Canadian National Vimy Memorial

Canadian National Vimy Memorial

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a memorial site in France dedicated to the commemoration of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and Canadian Expeditionary Force members who were killed during the World War I. The 91-hectare (220-acre) preserved battlefield park that surrounds the monument encompasses the grounds over which the Canadian Corps made their assault during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a mil...
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The Battle of Alamein, Egypt (Overlay)

The Battle of Alamein, Egypt (Overlay)

The Battle of Alamein, or more correctly the Second Battle of El Alamein, marked a significant turning point in the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. The battle lasted from October 23 to November 3, 1942. Following the First Battle of El Alamein, which had stalled the Axis advance, General Bernard Montgomery took command of the British Commonwealth's Eighth Army from Claude Auchinleck in...
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Battle of Waterloo (overlay)

Battle of Waterloo (overlay)

Very large overlay of France and western Europe during the Battle of Waterloo.
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Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt

Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt

Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt was a German front-line fortification west of the village of Beaumont Hamel on the Somme. It was the scene of a number of costly attacks by British infantry during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. It was also the site of one of the most famous pieces of film footage of World War I when the Hawthorn Ridge mine was detonated beneath the redoubt at 7:20 am on 1 July 1916, th...
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The scars of the Battle of Messines

The scars of the Battle of Messines

The Battle of Messines was launched on June 7, 1917 by British General Herbert Plumer's second army, which included the 16th (Irish) Division and the 36th (Ulster) Division, near the villages of Mesen (in French Messines, as it was on most maps at that time). The target of the offensive was the Messines Ridge (a ridge running north from Messines village past Wytschaete village, which the Irish ...
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Fort Douaumont WWI

Fort Douaumont WWI

The Battle of Verdun was a major battle of the Western Front in World War I. The battle was fought between the German and French armies between February 21 and 19 December 1916 around Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. It resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and about half a million wounded. It was the longest battle of World War I, and the second bloodiest after the battle of...
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Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey is a partially ruined abbey complex in the small town of Battle in East Sussex, England. The Abbey was built on the scene of the Battle of Hastings and dedicated to St. Martin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Abbey
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Polygon Wood Corner July 1917

Polygon Wood Corner July 1917

The Battle of Polygon Wood was a small conflict of the Battle of Passchendaele in World War I. The majority of the battle was fought near Ypres, Belgium, in an area named the Polygon Wood after the layout of the area. However, much of the woodland had been under intense shelling during the Battle of Passchendaele, and the area changed hands many times throughout the course of the campaign. The ...
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Aerial photo of Polygon Wood race track on 7 July 1917

Aerial photo of Polygon Wood race track on 7 July 1917

The Battle of Polygon Wood, 25-27 September 1917, was part of the wider Third Battle of Ypres (First World War). It came during the second phase of the battle, in which General Herbert Plumer’s Second Army was given the lead. Plumer replaced the ambitious general assaults that had begun the battle with a series of small attacks with limited objectives – his “Bite and hold” plan. These attacks i...
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Island of Ireland Peace Park

Island of Ireland Peace Park

The Island of Ireland Peace Park and its surrounding park (Irish: Páirc Síochána d'Oileán na h'Éireann), also called the Irish Peace Park or Irish Peace Tower in Messines, near Ypres in Flanders, Belgium, is a war memorial to the soldiers of the island of Ireland who died, were wounded or are missing from World War I.

The tower memorial is close to the site of the June 1917 battl...
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