Excerpt From The Canadian Military Atlas

Excerpt From The Candian Military Atlas All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced in any form without permission of the author. Vimy RidgeThe winter of 1916–1917 found Canadian Corps facing Vimy Ridge, one of the Western Front’s most disputed positions. At its highest point the five-mile long ridge north of Arras reached 475 feet. Since its capture in 1914 the Germans had transformed the ridge into their most heavily fortified sector in France. Into the ridge’s western slope and along the ridgeline deep underground caverns capable of housing entire battalions had been carved in the...

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