Première Guerre mondiale La deuxième bataille d'Artois. Soldats français prêt à commencer l'attaque de Notre-Dame-de-Lorette (Pas-de-Calais, France). Le 9 mai 1915.

World War I. The Second Battle of Artois. French soldiers ready to start the attack on Notre-Dame-de-Lorette (Pas-de-Calais, France).

World War 1. Canadian troops in the second wave of the attack on Vimy Ridge wait in a trench for the signal to advance.

World War Canadian troops in the second wave of the attack on Vimy Ridge wait in a trench for the signal to advance.

The entrance to Grange Tunnel Vimy Ridge preserved as a memorial to over 11000 Candadian troops who lost their lives there during the battle of Arras

The entrance to Grange Tunnel, Vimy Ridge, preserved as a memorial to over Candadian troops who lost their lives there during the battle of Arras.

The entrance to Grange Tunnel Vimy Ridge preserved as a memorial to over 11000 Candadian troops who lost their lives there during the battle of Arras

The entrance to Grange Tunnel, Vimy Ridge, preserved as a memorial to over Candadian troops who lost their lives there during the battle of Arras.

Canadian soldiers at Vimy Ridge in April 1917, during the First World War.

Archival research by Canadian historian Tim Cook has found First World War diaries are more rife with supernatural encounters than one would expect

Crête de Vimy [Pas-de-Calais, soldats britanniques sur un champ de bataille, avril 1917]

Strict military censorship covered up much of what was really happening in the trenches

La Colline de Notre Dame de Lorette pendant la guerre. Cette colline dominant l’Artois (165 m.) fut un des champs de bataille les plus disputés entre octobre 1914 et septembre 1915. Au lendemain du conflit, l’État français crée sur la plateau de Notre Dame de Lorette ce qui sera la plus grande nécropole française : 20000 tombes individuelles (le cimetière de Douaumont est composé de 16 142 tombes individuelles).

La Colline de Notre Dame de Lorette pendant la guerre. Cette colline dominant l’Artois (165 m.) fut un des champs de bataille les plus disputés entre octobre 1914 et septembre 1915. Au lendemain du conflit, l’État français crée sur la plateau de Notre Dame de Lorette ce qui sera la plus grande nécropole française : 20000 tombes individuelles (le cimetière de Douaumont est composé de 16 142 tombes individuelles).

World War 1 Vimy Ridge George Metcalf Archival Collection, Canadian War Museum

Ninety-eight years later, historian finds ‘missing’ soldiers from the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Soldats canadiens après leur victoire à Vimy.

Canadian troops en route to destination for a rest period after taking part in the capture of Vimy Ridge - April 1917 -- (from the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) collection)

The battlefield as viewed from Vimy Ridge. Canada. Dept. of National Defence - W.W.I./Library and Archives Canada/PA-001809 - Shot of the battlefield from the top of Vimy Ridge taken in May of 1917

The battlefield as viewed from Vimy Ridge. of National Defence - W./Library and Archives - Shot of the battlefield from the top of Vimy Ridge taken in May of 1917

A Mark IV (Male) tank H45 'Hyacinth' of H Battalion ditched in a German trench while supporting the 1st Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, one mile west of Ribecourt. Some men of the battalion are resting in the trench, 20 November 1917.

A Mark IV (Male) tank 'Hyacinth' of H Battalion ditched in a German trench while supporting the Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, one mile west of Ribecourt. Some men of the battalion are resting in the trench, 20 November

Soldats Canadiens qui se sont emparés d'un emplacement de mitrailleuses allemand, au sommet de la crête de Vimy.

Vimy Fortifications - A German machine-gun emplacement of reinforced concrete on the crest of Vimy Ridge, and the Canadians who seized it.

Soldats Canadiens qui se sont emparés d'un emplacement de mitrailleuses allemand, au sommet de la crête de Vimy.

Vimy Fortifications - A German machine-gun emplacement of reinforced concrete on the crest of Vimy Ridge, and the Canadians who seized it.

Soldats Canadiens qui se sont emparés d'un emplacement de mitrailleuses allemand, au sommet de la crête de Vimy.

Vimy Fortifications - A German machine-gun emplacement of reinforced concrete on the crest of Vimy Ridge, and the Canadians who seized it.

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