Category: Vimy

Vimy Ridge: The Crater Cemeteries

In this episode, we go ‘off the beaten track’ at Vimy Ridge and look at two unusual cemeteries on the battlefield here – Lichfield and Zivy Crater Cemeteries – where the Canadians buried their dead in some old mine craters in April 1917. WW1… Continue Reading “Vimy Ridge: The Crater Cemeteries”

The Western Front: WW1 Trench Warfare

The Great War went from a mobile war in 1914 to a static conflict with hundreds of miles of trenches across France and Flanders. How did trench warfare come about, what were the trenches that crisscrossed the battlefield and what were the differences between… Continue Reading “The Western Front: WW1 Trench Warfare”

Canadian Remembrance Tourism with Samantha Cowan

In this ‘Trench Chat’ we talk to Canadian Tour operator Samantha Cowan about battlefield tourism coming to the Great War battlefields from Canada. What inspires Canadians to come? What does Vimy mean to them? Samantha shares her years of experience with her tour company… Continue Reading “Canadian Remembrance Tourism with Samantha Cowan”

The Vimy Memorial

In this episode, we travel to Vimy Ridge in Northern France, taken by Canadian soldiers in April 1917. We walk from a series of preserved trenches and mine craters to the crest of the Ridge and look at the impressive Vimy Memorial unveiled in… Continue Reading “The Vimy Memorial”