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    War. Battles are not always fought with guns and blood, it can be a fight for different ideas, necessity and equality, which can be seen through Canada’s history. Canada has continues to positively impact issues concerning human rights and equality on an international scale from the early 1900s to the present day by setting a good example for other countries to follow. Some significant events such as the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the Person’s Case and bringing home the constitution and the charter of rights prove this to be true. There are many battles that could demonstrate Canada fighting for human rights, but the Battle of Vimy Ridge explicitly portrays how important it is. The Battle of Vimy Ridge happened in April 1917 and lasted 3 days (Historica…

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    Prior to the Battle of Vimy Ridge, WWI was beginning to seem endless. Casualties began to build up to drastic numbers, forces were weakening, trenches were in horrible condition, and valuable resources needed for the war were depleting. A few number of battles during the First World War were somewhat successful, while most were considered a ground of large-scale chaos and butchery, which often resulted in a stalemate. One successful battle amongst the many that took place during World War I was…

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    World War I was one of Canada’s first chances to prove that Canada was ready to be set onto the world stage. One of Canada’s proudest moments was no doubt the Battle of Vimy Ridge. In that battle, the Canadian Corps successfully captured a strategic hill overlooking a large plot of land over France (Newman 117). This battle was unique as it implemented many solutions in an effort to overcome the power of trenches, and that both British and French troops had both tried to take the ridge with…

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    The Battle Of Vimy Ridge

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    Vimy Ridge itself was a very important strategic point as it provided a vantage point where networks of trenches from both sides could be seen plus the space between enemy lines or “no man’s land”. Under the command of British General Sir Julian Byng the Canadian Corps learned new platoon tactics, were assigned specialty weapons, studied the terrain, and rehearsed the assault as many soldiers had died already from trying to take Vimy Ridge from the Germans proving that the old tactics needed to…

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    were military accomplishments. The Battle at Vimy Ridge was the most defining due to the fact that gave Canada a sense of nationhood and an opportunity to show leadership amongst the other countries. D-Day quickly became a defining moment for Canada due to the capturing of Juno, Sword, Omaha, Utah and Gold beaches by the Canadians, United States and British. The battle at Vimy Ridge was one of many defining moments in Canadian History because it gave Canada a sense of nationhood and dn…

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    Vimy Ridge Victory

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    On April 12th, the Canadians emerged victorious from the Battle of Vimy Ridge; a significant victory that will be lionized as the most eminent battle that Canadians will ever have fought in (“The Capture of Vimy Ridge” par. 13). They have shown their importance in this war that they’re not only thought of as a British Colony, but regarded as an independent nation as well (“The Capture of Vimy Ridge” par. 13). Vimy Ridge is an escarpment located in Northern France. This ridge progressively…

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    Vimy Ridge Significance

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    The Canadian Corps was ordered to take Vimy Ridge, located in northern France from Germany in April, 1917. The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place from April 9-12, 1917 and was a very meaningful victory for the Canadian soldiers. The success and the sacrifices made by Canada in the Battle of Vimy Ridge helped it become recognised by Britain, it was also the first time all 4 Canadian divisions fought as one and as an end result, Canada got a separate seat in the Treaty of Versailles. Due to the…

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    Canada’s independence was fully granted in the twentieth century. In particular, independence was gained through the major battles and conflicts in which Canada fought. These include the battles of Vimy Ridge, the D-Day landing, and the Korean War. After confederation Canada was born, but truly they became one nation in the twentieth century. Many events occurred in the twentieth century like World War 1, World War 2 and post wars that have helped Canadians create a name for themselves. During…

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    Summarizing Handout Beginning: In 1914, trenches in western Europe extended. In late Autumn of 1916, the Canadians moved north, during the time they spent the winter of the war strengthening defences. Continuing invading from march had cost the Canadians 1,400 people killed or wounded, however, the knowledge they got helped the Canadians take Vimy objectives with less losses. A replica of the battle area was made so Canadians could exercise and prepare for the battle. The French, Germans and…

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    Vimy Ridge History Essay

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    First and Second World War and the Cold War have shaped Canada into what it is today. Events such as Vimy Ridge, where Canada had to fight against the German Sixth Army in a battle that no other country could win. This is the fight that would decide if Canada is truly its own nation that is able to hold its own. In the Second World War, Canada’s task was to raid a German occupied port called Dieppe. The events that followed…

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