Vimy Ridge In A Day

The capture of Vimy Ridge by the Canadian Corps in April 1917 was one of Canada’s iconic moments in the Great War. In another of our Battlefields In A Day series we look at the wider Vimy Ridge battlefield, seeing some lesser-known locations and getting an understanding of this important battle.

MORNING ITINERARY:

AFTERNOON ITINERARY:

SUGGESTED READING:

Previous Podcast Vimy Episodes:

16 Comments on “Vimy Ridge In A Day

  1. Paul,
    This is my favourite podcast yet! If this doesn’t motivate a new Canadian pilgrimage to the battle sites of the Great War and especially the Vimy Monument, then nothing will! I would like to also suggest that people visit Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery. The original resting place of Canada’s Unknown Soldier. I also visited the Petit-Vimy British Cemetery. A quiet hidden cemetery, that needs visitors too. Thanks again for bring back such vivid memories of my travels to this sacred area of the Old Front Line! ❤️🇨🇦

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  2. I forgot to give a huge endorsement to Norm Christie and his video work in For King and Empire. The video is very Canadian focused but worth a look for any traveller to the Old Front Line! ❤️🇨🇦

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  3. Thank you. Listening from Canada and will be visiting Vimy in August. A wonderful insite.

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  4. My great uncle,was in the 42nd division,having joined up in Montreal,he was born in London,he was killed in Ypres in 1916,his name is on the Menin Gate.

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  5. Hi Paul

    Thanks for an excellent podcast and another nod to the gunners. I agree that that attack of 1 March is worth a podcast of it’s own. I only became aware of it reading the book on Vimy by Jack Sheldon and Nigel Cave and Sheldon’s book on the German army at Vimy. I wasn’t aware of the Berton book and I’m glad to see that it is still in print.

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