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Canadians honor soldiers who fought World War I battle in France

Canadian troops were on hand April 9 in Vimy, northern France for a ceremony marking the 95th anniversary of the Crete de Vimy battle during World War I. Although the four-day battle of Vimy Ridge was considered a victory for the Canadians as they seized the ridge back from the Germans, a total of 3,598 Canadian soldiers were killed and an additional 7,004 were wounded.

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A young Canadian soldier stands in the rain April 9 in Vimy, northern France, during the commemoration ceremony marking the 95th anniversary of the Crete de Vimy battle during World War I.

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Canadian cadets arrive to participate in a ceremony April 9 to remember soldiers who fought in the World War I battle of Vimy Ridge in northern France.

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Spectators gather near the Canadian National Vimy Memorial which sits on a hill in Northern France and is inscribed with the names of Canadian soldiers listed as missing or presumed dead in France.

 

 

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