Victory at Vimy 100 years ago

Photo: Shirley Nadeau

This starkly simple wooden cross stands within the walls of the Quebec Citadelle in memory of the “officers, N.C.O.s and men of the 2nd Canadian Division and of the 13th Infantry Brigade who fell in the Vimy Ridge on April 9, 1917.”

One hundred years ago, from April 9 to 12, Canadian soldiers fought and won the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the most important national event of the First World War.