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Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Battle of Vimy Ridge: Canada’s Coming of Age

The Battle of Vimy Ridge took place April 9-12, 1917, near Arras, France. The nations involved were Canada, Great Britain and Germany. Major Events of the Battle: Learning from the mistake during the Battle of the Somme, troops were better trained and better informed than during previous battles. Many of these recommendations came from 1st Division commander […]

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Arthur Currie: Commander of the Canadian Corps

Arthur Currie was born December 5, 1875, in Napperton, Ontario. Currie worked as a teacher, real estate agent and insurance broker. He also served as an officer in the militia in British Columbia. Currie’s business schemes left him deeply in debt, and he used money earmarked for the militia to pay off his debts. Friends […]

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