Monday, 25 February 2013

Vimy Ridge

Vimy Ridge one of the greatest battles of Canadian history. People say that without the battle of Vimy Ridge Canada might not be an independent country today. The battle took place at Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. The battle was between the Canadian Corp which had four divisions and they where against the Germans which had three divisions.The battle took place to try and capture the German high ground so that if allied forces tried to advance they wouldn't be ambushed. Other allied forces tried to take the german high ground but failed. The Canadians tried and succeded because they used special military tatics invented by Sir Edwin Alderson. His stratigies were to shell the enimies fearcly and advance. and his other most succesful strategy was to dig under ground to advance to the emimies."The battle was the first occasion when all four divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force participated in a battle together and thus became a Canadian nationalistic symbol of achievement and sacrifice"  (wikipedia). This is really important because this is showing how other countries now see the strength and independence Canada has and they now see us as an independent country. The image of national unity and achievement is what initially gave the battle importance to Canada.

1 comment:

  1. Vann, you selected a powerful quotation to support your ideas. What evidence do you have that other nations now saw Canada strong and independent? I wonder if we attach a greater significance to Vimy Ridge than is truly accurate.