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Valour at Vimy Ridge

The Great Canadian Victory of World War I

by Tom Douglas

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canada, world war i
list price: $16.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Paperback
category: History
published: 2017
ISBN:9781459504851
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The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 saw Canadian troops storm a 14-kilometre long escarpment that was believed to be impregnable. This was the first time in Canada's history that a corps-sized formation fought together as a unit under its own leadership. Canadian troops persevered under heavy fire to take the ridge. The battle has since been much celebrated in Canada, as historians and descendants seek to explain the huge losses that military and political leaders accepted in a war that produced few gains for any nation. Tom Douglas recounts the events of this battle, and his narrative is accompanied by over 50 photos, drawings, and paintings by Canadian war artists.

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TOM DOUGLAS, an award-winning journalist and author, lives in Oakville, Ontario. Tom is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, worked as a Communications Advisor for Veterans Affairs Canada, and has written speeches for the Minister of National Defense. He is also the author of To Wawa with Love, an account of growing up in the northern Ontario town.

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Tom Douglas

TOM DOUGLAS is the author of four best-selling books of military history--Canadian Spies, D-Day, Great Canadian War Heroes, and Valour at Vimy Ridge. Tom started out as a teacher before becoming a reporter with his hometown newspaper, the Sault Daily Star. He has also worked with The Canadian Press and served as the publisher/owner of a weekly newspaper in Australia.
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