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The Great Canadian Exploit: The Taking of Vimy Ridge

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of ai THE SHARE OF THE CAVALRY IN THE CAPTURE OF VIMY RIDGE T ROOPERS OF THIE CANADIAN LIGHT HORSE GOING INTO ACTION.


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In his memorable despatch of April 9 on the opening of the Battle of Arras, Sir Douglas Haig said: ” The enemy’s forward defences on this front, including the Vimy Ridge, which was carried by Canadian troops, were captured early this morning.” The fuller accounts that have since appeared have shown that the capture of this important position was a splendid feat of arms. The above photographs illustrate some of the incidents of that eventful day. In the upper one, men of the Canadian Light Horse are seen going


into action-evidence that the cavalry had their share in the honours of the victory. The middle photograph shows a typical scene of desolation – a wilderness of rubble and tree- stumps -and in the midst of it a wounded soldier sitting with bowed head while a comrade attends to his injuries. In the third photograph, men of the Canadian Horse Artillery are seen with their guns and ammunition-wagons Preparing to take up a position and come into action.



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Issue 4070. - Vol CL

Apr, 21 1917

Illustrated London News