Canada and the First World War


02 First World War Photograph and Document Packages

The Battle of Vimy Ridge

As part of a British offensive in April 1917, Canadian soldiers captured the heavily fortified Vimy Ridge in northern France. Many consider Vimy a defining moment for Canada, but the victory came at a terrible cost, with more than 10,000 Canadians killed and wounded. Find out more about the battle and its legacy in this resource package.

Photographs – Battle of Vimy Ridge (List of Images):

Primary Source Materials – Battle of Vimy Ridge (List of Images):

Related Historical Information About The Battle of Vimy Ridge: Vimy RidgeArtillery and Mortars, Underground MiningSir Julian ByngA.G.L. McNaughton, and Vimy Memorial