Barris's Victory at Vimy
Barris's Victory at Vimy
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Ted Barris a renowned journalist, professor, broadcaster and author of “Rush to Danger”, “The Great Escape” and many more thrilling Canadian war stories brings us “Victory at Vimy”. In this true Canadian war story Barris gives firsthand accounts of what transpired during the height of the First World War. On Easter Monday April 9, 1917, in early morning sleet, forty-nine battalions of the Canadian Corps rose along a nine-mile line of trenches in northern France against the occupying Germans. All four Canadian divisions advanced in a line behind a well-rehearsed creeping barrage of artillery fire. By nightfall, the Germans had suffered a major setback. The Ridge, which other Allied troops had assaulted previously and failed to take, was firmly in Canadian hands. It was the first time Canadians had fought as a distinct national army, and in many ways it was a coming of age for the nation. Based on first-hand accounts, like JUNO: Canadians at D-Day, Ted Barris paints a compelling and surprising human picture of what it was like to have stormed and taken Vimy Ridge.