Vimy Ridge Significance

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The battle of Vimy ridge has left a significant mark on Canada and the reputation of Canadian soldiers. The battle of Vimy ridge is known as the most defining moment for Canada, it has put new tactics in place that have created long lasting change and were used throughout the rest of WW1 and still used today. The significance of the battle was not the battle itself but the effects that Canada would feel nationally instead, the first steps were made of Canada becoming its own country instead of a British colony.
After the battle of Somme, Canadian soldiers had lost their passion to fight and confidence in their general. 1000 000 men were killed or severely wounded. Back at home the contribution of volunteers could no longer be relied on due
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