Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Price of Vimy Ridge

The Canadian Corps suffered 10,602 casualties capturing Vimy Ridge, including 3,598 killed and 7,004 wounded. German casualties from the attack are unknown, but over 4,000 of the defenders were taken prisoner.


  1. I think Mother Canada mourning her lost ones is one of the most touching images of all the Great War memorials.

  2. My ongoing research has shown that there are 244 Americans who were KiA serving in Canadian forces they are commemorated on the Vimy Memorial details courtesy of the CWGC