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Return to Vimy Ridge

They called it "The Great War" and "The War to End All Wars" – though of course it didn't. When hostilities erupted in Europe in 1914, Canadians rushed to Britain's side. But the cost was terrible: more than 60,000 were killed, 172,000 wounded. There are no more Canadian combat veterans alive to recall the horrors of the First World War, but their voices and memories live on in the archives of the CBC. Lest we forget, here are some of their stories.

CBC-TV's Allen Abel journeys back to Vimy Ridge with veterans visiting it for the 70th anniversary of the great battle.
Medium: Television
Program: The Journal
Broadcast Date: April 7, 1987
Guest(s): Roy Henley
Host: Barbara Frum, Paul Griffin
Reporter: Allen Abel
Duration: 16:00

Last updated: November 28, 2012

Page consulted on September 16, 2013

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