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  • Day6

    Vimy Ridge Visitor Centre, France

    June 26, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Today we visited the Vimy site. Our first stop was the visitor centre. The staff consists of Canadian university students who are their for 4 month shifts. They are incredibly friendly and wonderful to talk to as we understand everything they are saying (no accents). Right away we toured the trenches and tunnels. The trenches have been rebuilt but are in the exact locations and formations We saw both the Canadian trenches and the German trenches as well as "No man's land" in between. The tunnels were the most interesting. We came out of them right where the Canadians would have come out to fight in the middle of no man's land. The visitors centre was new last year to the site for the 100th anniversary of the battle.Read more