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Neuville-Saint-Vaast

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  • Day15

    Canadian National Vimy Memorial

    May 24, 2015 in France ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a memorial site in France dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Forcemembers killed during the First World War. It also serves as the place of commemoration for First World War Canadian soldiers killed or presumed dead in France who have no known grave. 
    The memorial took monument designerWalter Seymour Allward eleven years to build.King Edward VIII unveiled the memorial on 26 July 1936, in the presence of French PresidentAlbert Lebrun, 50,000 or more Canadian and French veterans, and their families.
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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

  • Day3

    Vimy Ridge 2

    March 10, 2018 in France ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Hill 145 is where the monument is now - highest point in area. 7km of trench line. Every Canadian soldier after went through vimy. Preparation was key to success. 40000 maps to soldiers, replicas, twice as much artillery, lessons learned from Somme failures. Underground subways for communication and moving supplies secretly from reserve lines closer to Arras. Hid the digging of tunnels by using hand tools. Germans knew there was work happening but not aware of why. Grange subway 1.2 km long third largest. 6 months to compete 10 km by Welsh miners. Next tunnel is black watch. 42nd black watch battalion. Sand bags full of chalk infantry brought out of tunnels to construct trenches or hide them with mud 200 sand bags for each ton of chalk removed. Soldiers in tunnel for 36 hours before attack began. Lots of flooding during the April 8th snow storm. Deep tunneling to get below the enemy who was also tunneling then mine them. Trained listeners to listen to where other side digging. Got as deep as 30m.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Neuville-Saint-Vaast, نوفيل سان فاس, Neuville-l'Egalité, Невиль-Сен-Вааст, 62580, Невіль-Сен-Вааст, 讷维尔圣瓦斯特

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