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    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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