On Sunday, many Canadians, along with royalty and government dignitaries gathered in France to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
The battle was a defining one for the Dominion of Canada, which at the time was merely an appendage of the British Empire, as it was the first time all four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought together. Over the course of three days, 3,598 Canadians were killed and 7,004 wounded as they wrestled control of the strategic high ground from the Germans.
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