Vimy Ridge Memorial, France.  A stunning and moving memorial to a significant Canadian military victory.

The Canadian memorial at Vimy Ridge, France. A stunning and moving memorial to a significant Canadian military victory.

The Torch, Be Yours To Hold It High. #Remembrance_Day canadian. war memorial trophy vimy ridge france. canada

Canadian WWII propaganda poster - fabulous artwork of a man holding a blazing torch and the text: "The torch be yours to hold it high, If ye break faith with us who die, We shall not sleep, though poppies grow in Flanders Fields"

The Vimy memorial strikingly dominates the Vimy ridge, visited on Over The Top Tours Vimy battlefield tour.

The Vimy memorial strikingly dominates the Vimy ridge, visited on Over The Top Tours Vimy battlefield tour.

Preserved trenches at Vimy

But here at Vimy, although now grass-covered and grazed by sheep, rather than bare earth with twisted metal and the torn remains of soldiers, you can still see the shell craters and trenchlines from 90 years ago.

Vimy Ridge Memorial. Arras, France

Vimy Ridge Memorial. Arras, France

Everyone gathered for a group picture on the Vimy Ridge Memorial @Casey from EF Tours pic.twitter.com/4cXigAfJBs

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“Everyone gathered for a group picture on the Vimy Ridge Memorial

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