At 5:30am on April 9th 1917, four Canadian Divisions, more than 15,000 men, went over the top.
After three days of fighting, and after 3,598 Canadians had been killed and 7,000 wounded, the Canadians had overrun the German positions on Vimy Ridge.
This week we will be posting a number of books that highlight Canada’s efforts in World War I.
In case you have never seen the WWI battlefields in France, we will also be posting some photos from our trip to France.
Check out these three titles on Canadians in World War I:
Tracks to Trenches: Canadian Railway Troops in the Great War (1914-1919)
Cavalry of the Air: An Illustrated Introduction to the Aircraft and Aces of the First World War
Victory at Vimy: Canada Comes of Age, April 9-12, 1917
We hope you are able to take time this week and reflect on the men and women that have served, and continue to serve our great nation.
If you would like to read more about our Canadian Armed forces, past and present, please check out our Canadian Armed Forces section.
We’re always trying to add more new and out-of-print titles to our website. If you don’t see something you’re looking for email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone us at 416-744-7675, or drop by our store at 16 Elrose Avenue in Toronto.