Vimy RidgeHow did this battle shape our country?
Here is a quick link to a video of the preparation for Vimy Ridge:
The battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9-12, 1917 was a battle that shaped our nation today. After the Germans controlled 175 km north of France, Vimy Ridge. The French and the British soldiers have been planning and fighting attacks/ tactics to gain that part of France back, however, they were not successful. This is when the Canadians stepped in with a new tactic, "creeping barrage". Even though 3,000 Canadians died in France, the outcome of this new strategy was very successful. After this battle, Canadians became a more independent nation, Canada did no longer need to look up to mother England. Canada gained more respect and reputation from this battle, this nation wasn't known as a colony fighting for Britain anymore. However, for this tactic to work, Canada needed teamwork from the British and French. In conclusion, this battle gained respect for out nation today.