Defence & Security

Don’t believe the hype—Vimy battle didn’t make Canada

It’s a symbol of achievement, sure, but let’s not pretend it was a decisive battle that won the Allies the war.

A naval gun fires over Vimy Ridge behind Canadian lines at night in May, 1917. Photograph courtesy of DND/Library and Archives Canada

By SCOTT TAYLOR

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:00 AM

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