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⤭ reading  ᒤ Vimy: The Battle and the Legend benefits ⧃ By Tim Cook 䍒 ⤭ reading ᒤ Vimy: The Battle and the Legend benefits ⧃ By Tim Cook 䍒 The Battle of Vimy Ridge was the most carefully planned operation the Canadians fought during the First World War The ridge was the site of several titanic battles, starting in October 1914, and a place where hundreds of thousands of French and German soldiers had been killed or maimed in attempting to capture or hold the critically important geographical position The 7 kilometre Vimy Ridge protected the coal rich area around Lens that the Germans occupied and desperately needed to retain to supply their war effort When the Canadians arrived at the foot of the western side of the ridge in October 1916, Vimy was a vast desert of shell craters and rotting corpses The Canadians faced one of the most formidable positions on the Western Front Under the command of British general Sir Julian Byng, the four Canadian divisions, with significant support from British engineers, gunners, and soldiers, prepared for the battle in April 1917 The assault on Vimy was part of a larger British push, the Arras offensive, which was, in turn, a supporting attack for the French Artois offensive to the south Through meticulous preparation, training, determination, and sacrifice, the Canadians succeeded where the French armies had failed in the past The Corps victory solidified its reputation among allies and opponents as an elite fighting force But Vimy is than a battle The unanswered question of Vimy is how the battle became a focal point of remembrance and an icon of Canadian identity Why do Canadians remember Vimy instead of the 1915 Battle of Second Ypres or the 1918 Hundred Days campaign The former was the first major engagement where the Canadians faced chlorine gas and stopped the overwhelming German forces the latter was hailed at the time as the most important series of battles by the Canadian Corps To pull back the gaze further, why do Canadians celebrate Vimy intensely than they mark battles of the Second World War, such as the Battle of the Atlantic, D Day, or the liberation of the Dutch in 1945 How do we make sense of the proud Canadians in 2007 who returned to Vimy Ridge wearing hats and T shirts that proclaimed Vimy Birth of the Nation No one would attribute that origin story to the battles of Ridgeway, Paardeberg, or Ortona, to Normandy, Kapyong, or the Medak Pocket Vimy is unique The value that Canadians attach to the battle and the memorial is forever linked to the Great War For many English Canadians the war marked Canadas coming of age, as its primary land formation, the Canadian Corps, spearheaded a number of Allied offensives and delivered hard fought victories The war was perceived differently in French Canada, which had a distinct culture and identity, and by many of the two million immigrants who had come to Canada since the late nineteenth century Nonetheless, the war was an important transformative event for all The enormous exertions on the home front saw millions of shells produced for the war effort, crops produced by farmers to feed the Allied nations, and unprecedented patriotic support of the war effort and the soldiers Major social changes, from industrialization, income tax, and enfranchisement for women to deeper government intervention into the lives of Canadians, were ushered in by the war.1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERWinner of the 2018 JW Dafoe Book PrizeLonglisted forBritish Columbia s National Award for Canadian Non Fiction 2018Runner upfor the 2018Templer Medal Book PrizePraise for Vimy There is no one better equipped to retell the Vimy story than Cook The Chronicle HeraldThrough this book, Cookcements himself as the nations premier military historian The Vancouver SunPraise for At the Sharp End Provides an intimate look at the Canadian men who fought in World War One.An engrossing, moving experience The London Free PressPraise for Shock Troops Cook has written what will surely be the definitive history of the Canadian Army in the First World War Edmonton JournalPraise for The Madman and the Butcher A masterful book Maclean sIn The Madman and the Butcher, Cook tells at least two stories that deserve that overused word epic.An emotive writer.He has a playwright s ear for knowing when to let his subjects speak for themselves The Globe and Mail Battle of Vimy Ridge Wikipedia The Battle was part the Arras, in Nord Pas de Calais region France, during First World WarThe main combatants were four divisions Canadian Corps Army, against three German th ArmyThe battle took place from to April at beginning first attack Nivelle Offensive, which Vimy v i m or French pronunciation is a commune department Hauts France It located kilometres mi east National Memorial dedicated and soldiers who killed war also site two cemeteries How Did Affect Canada an extremely important history accomplishments Army helped earn Canada spot Paris Peace Conference, eventually it them their independence Great Britain The Sculptures on HISTORY AS MONUMENT Laura Brandon War Museum has custody seventeen plaster figures created by sculptor Walter Allward between for They are now only legacy s most memorial commission Encyclopedia Ridge, War, celebrated military victory often mythologized symbol birth national pride awareness Pierre Berton Books Quite remarkable telling One many ways put map Also reminder true tragedy that with tens thousands lives lost, our young generation, so needlessly brutally History Of Foundation message one bravery sacrifice battle, commonly highlighted as turning point history, where fought together unified fighting force time RETURN TO VIMY As Foundation Colour project, we have partnered Film Board unique exciting short film featuring colourized footage We hope will help Canadians better appreciate what may been like people lived northern th, considered be defining events nationTim Cook Timothy Donald born November , American business executive 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    • Format Kindle
    • 479 pages
    • Vimy: The Battle and the Legend
    • Tim Cook
    • Anglais
    • 2017-01-27T20:33+02:00