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The Queen's C of E
Primary School

Canadian War Memorial at Vimy Ridge

Our last visit before home.

We visited the Canadian war memorial at Vimy which was opened in 1936 as a memorial to all Canadians who served their country in battle during the First World War.  In particular it is a lasting tribute to the 60,000 who gave their lives in France. It also bears the names of 11,000 Canadian servicemen who died in France - many of them in the fight for Vimy Ridge - who have no known grave.

It is a very striking and moving place to visit and the Year 6s, having researched the battle and memorial in class, were very interested in, and also very respectful of, the history.