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Battle of Vimy Ridge

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The Great War—Battle of Vimy Ridge

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge | History Abridged

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The Battle of Vimy Ridge

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Think Like a Historian: The Battle of Vimy Ridge

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The French town that never forgot Vimy Ridge

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was part of the Battle of Arras, in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, during the First World War. The main combatants were the four divisions of the Canadian Corps in the First Army, against three divisions of the German 6th Army. The battle took place from 9 to 12 April 1917 at the beginning of the Battle of Arras, the first attack of the Nivelle Offensive, which was intended to attract German reserves from the French, before their attempt at a decisive offensive on the Aisne and the Chemin des Dames ridge further south.
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