Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy, Givenchy-en-Gohelle

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Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy honors a major World War I battle, the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917, which marked the first time Canada fielded an entire army of her own. Vimy was the only victory the Allies would enjoy during their 1917 spring offensive. The memorial contains a large number of stylized features, including 20 human figures, which help the viewer in contemplating the structure as a whole. The front wall, normally mistaken for the back, is 7.3 m (24 ft) high and represents an impenetrable wall of defense. Plan to visit Monument et Parc commémoratifs du Canada à Vimy and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Givenchy-en-Gohelle attractions using our Givenchy-en-Gohelle trip website.
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  • A wonderful sculpture to commemorate the Canadian forces fighting to gain control of this vital ridge, with commanding views all around - So strategic. The landscape has been left with craters from...  more »
  • As an immigrant coming from a country that didn't actively participated in any of the great wars, I could never understand the importance of remembering the ones that died during the war. However, I.....  more »
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  • Amazing, beautiful, touching memorial that really speaks to the sacrifices made by Canadians toward the First World War. The grounds and displays are very good and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Hopefully people will never forget the fallen soldiers of all wars. War has always made losers because in the end no one wins.
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