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A soldier returns to Vimy 75 years after the battle

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CBC reporter Dan Bjarnason accompanies John Close, who was part of the Royal Canadian Regiment and fought for the capture of Vimy Ridge on Apr. 9, 1917, on his return to the battlefield with his daughter.  Close marks the 75th anniversary of the historic battle with a return to the trenches where he fought, a visit to the Vimy Memorial and the cemetery nearby.

Broadcast Medium: Television
Program: Newsmagazine
Broadcast Date: Apr. 9, 1992
Host: Alison Smith
Reporter: Dan Bjarnason
Guests: John Close, Margaret Close
Duration: 6:17

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