My grandfather picked this booklet up in France in 1940 detailing photos of the Great World War One Canadian front line held in France. Please click on the images below for a larger view of each one.
Vimy Ridge, France, was a key objective of the Allies during the First World War. The British and the French armies had tried to capture it from the Germans, but failed. On April 9, 1917, a corps of Canadian soldiers was more successful and captured this strategic objective. They suffered 20,000 casualties, (including 5,000 dead)
For more information: John Stephens great Vimy Ridge site: Raising awareness of Canada's first world war effort. http://www.interlog.com/~fatjack/vimy/vimy.html