Danger in the Forests of Vimy20 April 2012
Reforested portion of the battlefield at Vimy Ridge, France. As you can see from the Red Warning sign, much of the battlefield is still unsafe due to unexploded ordnance from 95 years ago.
The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is a memorial site in France dedicated to the memory of Canadian Expeditionary Force members killed during the First World War. It also serves as the place of commemoration for First World War Canadian soldiers killed or presumed dead in France, that have no known grave. The monument is the centrepiece of a 250-acre (100 ha) preserved battlefield park that encompasses a portion of the grounds over which the Canadian Corps made their assault during the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a military engagement fought as part of the Battle of Arras.
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