Valour at Vimy Ridge
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Valour at Vimy Ridge

The Great Canadian Victory of World War I

By Douglas, Tom

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A defining moment in Canadian military history. A much-needed Allied victory. A show of valour and heroism. The battle of Vimy Ridge in April 1917 saw Canadian troops storm a strategic 14-kilometre long escarpment that was believed to be impregnable. This was the first time in the nation's history that a corps-sized formation fought together as a unit under its own meticulous planning. Canadian troops persevered under heavy fire to take the ridge, demonstrating incredible discipline and bravery. The battle became a symbol of sacrifice for the young nation and a turning point in its role in the global theatre of war.



Introduction: The War to End all Wars

Chapter 1: Innocence Lost

Chapter 2: Trench Warfare

Chapter 3: Easter Mourning

Chapter 4: A Ridge Too Far

Chapter 5: The 1st Division

Chapter 6: The 2nd Division

Chapter 7: The 3rd Division

Chapter 8: The 4th Division

Chapter 9: A Bitter Victory

Chapter 10: Vimy's Heroes

Epilogue: The Vimy Memorial

Appendix: Letters from a Vimy Veteran

Tom Douglas, an award-winning journalist and author, lives in Oakville, Ontario with his wife Gail, also an author in the AmazingStories series. Tom's father, Sgt. H.M. (Mel) Douglas, was part of the Invasion Force that stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Tom is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, worked as a Communications Advisor for Veterans Affairs Canada, and has written speeches for the Minister of National Defence. Recently, he self-published a book, Some Sunny Day about his family's experiences in Northern Ontario following his father's return from World War II.
Other Books by Tom Douglas:
Canadian Spies
Great Canadian War Heroes
Great Canadian War Heroes (Box Set)

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 128 pages
Publication Date: 1st September 2017
ISBN: 9781459504851
Format: 8.5in x 5.5in
50+ b&w and colour images

Binding: Electronic book text, 128 pages
Publication Date: 1st September 2017
ISBN: 9781459504868
Format: EPUB
50+ b&w and colour images

BISAC Code:  HIS027090, HIS027160
Imprint: Amazing Stories


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