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On 9 April 2017, Canadians will commemorate a defining moment in our history, the centenary anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Early in the morning of 9 April 1917, 20,000 soldiers attacked in the first wave of fighting. By that afternoon, the two front lines had been taken by the Canadian Corps. By 12 April, the entire ridge was under Allied control. When Hill 145, the highest feature on the ridge, fell, the operation was considered to be a resounding success. The ridge remained in Allied hands for the duration of the war.

The victory of the battle of Vimy Ridge did not come without cost: Canadian casualties reached 10,602, of which 3,598 were killed. The opposing German force sustained a further 20,000 casualties. During this single campaign, four Canadians were awarded the Victoria Cross and the entire Canadian contingent was commended for their bravery.

Remember these brave Canadians with your purchase of an official Vimy Ridge commemorative coin. The Vimy coins will pre-sell for $25 each + shipping fee. Delivery is anticipated for some-time in September.

ALL proceeds will benefit the Poppy Fund of the Royal Canadian Legion - Vimy Branch 145.

To order, please contact one of the Vimy Branch executive.

Specs: 45mm x 4,,, die struck cartridge brass, bronze & 24k gold finish.
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