World War 1 Remembered - 49th Canadian Overseas Infantry Battalion - 1917 Q2


1917 – April to June


Vimy Ridge: April 9-12, 1917 – This battle marked the first engagement of the complete Canadian Corps (4 Divisions), fighting as a formation within the British 1st Army. The Canadian Corps (with one British Division attached and over 100,000 soldiers) took the enemy trenches, gained control and held the high ground that dominated the region. They then stormed down the ridge and fought through and beyond the village of Vimy. The cost of winning the battle was high. Canadians suffered over 10,500 casualties, of which 3,598 soldiers were killed in action.

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World War 2 Remembered - Edmonton Regiment - 1942 Q2


1942 – April to June


The Edmonton Regiment had closed out March 1942 with exercises that emphasized defence against panzer and parachutist attacks. The fear of a German raid had not gone away. More of this training and preparation would continue in the next quarter.

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