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Heritage Photo of the Day: November 5, 2012

View over the crest of Vimy Ridge showing the village of Vimy , which was captured by Canadian troops , May 1917.

View over the crest of Vimy Ridge showing the village of Vimy , which was captured by Canadian troops, May 1917

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Library and Archives Canada: BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives’ photostream

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2 Responses to “Heritage Photo of the Day: November 5, 2012”

  1. Kate Thompson says:

    My grandfather is the soldier on the left with his back to the camera. This photo is in his battery book, and as a child I remember him bringing out the book on Remembrance Day and why I recognize the photo. It was pretty much the only time he made any reference to the war. He recalled the journalist being with is battery on this day and taking this photo, and later it became part of the battery book. It’s great to see it appear in so many places … most recently I saw it in the visitor’s center at Vimy. He would have been tickled.

  2. admin says:

    Wow, thanks so much for taking the time to share this with us Kate.

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