Saturday, 26 May 2012

Vimy Ridge -Great War Tour PT1

Memorial to the missing
 I recently spent some time touring Belgium and France taking over 200 Pics of Great War battlefields ,monuments and Cemertery's  so I thought I would Share some of the Pics
German Trench the couple in the distance are in the Canadian trenches
 Over 2 days in April 1917 the Canadians captured Vimy Ridge to enable the offensive at Arras to begin , Today the crater scarred site is home to preserved trenches of both sides ,the sandbags were filled with concrete to allow a lasting reminder of the fierce fighting. At the summit of the Ridge ,known as Hill 145 is the huge Canadian memorial to the missing bearing the names of 11.285 canadian soldiers.
Canadian trench showing fire step

German Trench and Fire step

Mother Canada looking for her lost son's

Perfect view of the zig zag trench work

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