Updated: Apr 7
Wounded soldiers recuperating in England celebrate after hearing the victory news.
"1917::Wounded Canadian Soldiers Celebrate Vimy Ridge Victory"
Photo Clip: Leeds Mercury (1917)
When news of the allied victory at Vimy Ridge reached London, convalescing Canadian soldiers let out a cheer for their comrades on the front line. They grabbed whatever nearby object resembled an instrument and marched the streets of London to celebrate the win that marked the beginning of the end of the First World War.
"1917::Canada's Advancing 29th Battalion at the Battle of Vimy Ridge"
Canada's 29th Battalion, April 9th, 1917. Troops advance into no man's land through enemy barbed wire and heavy fire during the Battle of Vimy Ridge.
The Battle of Vimy Ridge is the most celebrated Canadian victory of the Great War. All four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought together for the first time and captured Vimy Ridge after four gruelling days of battle. Seven thousand allied soldiers were wounded on the battlefield, and 3,600 died.