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Vimy Memorial

Vimy Ridge National Historic Site of Canada, 62580 Vimy, France
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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I visited less than a year ago but missed the tunnels and rushed the monument. To be sure to visit the tunnels we were there before they opened at 9am. The 7 tunnels were dug by Welsh miners over a 6 month period to enable the attacking Canadians to get beyond their front line without being seen by the Germans.... More

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Halifax, N.S.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Approaching the monument, you can see it from a distance. Once there, the statues and structure are nothing short of magnificent! You can feel the history that has taken place here and it will touch you emotionally from the monument, statues, tunnels, cemetaries ( off all nationalities and where you can sign visitor books in the walls), to the sheep... More

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Withernsea, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The monument can be seen from miles away. The tour guides are so very knowledgeable, and going through the tunnels is haunting. I really enjoyed this and came away feeling like i learned so very much, well worth a visit, very impressive.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

It is a beautiful and visually stunning monument to the bravery and sacrifice of men who, in truly terrible and terrifying conditions, fought for what they believed in. The surrounding, crater-pitted fields and woods, the restored trenches and the information available to visitors do their best to give a glimpse of what those men,ordinary sons, brothers, fathers,experienced and you are... More

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Words can't really express the feelings you get on visiting this site. Do the trench and tunnels trip and imagine how it must have been. Fantastic monument to so many brave men.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stunning memorial site. The preserved battlefield area, in particular, is brilliant and enables visitors to visit trenches, tunnels and shell craters and, in doing so, gain an exceptional insight into the First World War. Allward's sculptures are magnificent and I was entirely captivated by the image of Mourning Canada. The staff are superb and we left, having consolidated prior knowledge... More

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Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I've taught about the Battle of Vimy Ridge for years but I did not have a full understanding until I was standing there. This is a must see for Canadians or any person interested in battle history. It is moving to see the ridge and the scars the soil still has. The guided tour of the trenches and tunnels is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What can we say, to see the trenches, the shell craters, the mounds of earth piiled high, it's moving how such a peaceful place now, was ravaged by war 100 years ago. To see the grounds that you can't still walk on due to explosives is just unbelievable. The cemetery which is so well kept and has so many unmarked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Firstly, there is no other memorial that compares to the Vimy monument. Thiepval comes close, but the grandeur and luminosity of Alward's sculptures are truly one-of-a-kind. It was designed to be both overwhelming and understated in its expression, having a towering appearance that also feels partly unfinished. It's beautiful and haunting simultaneously, which sets it apart in my opinion. The... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very well done and very interesting a must visit place the memorial which is huge you can see it for miles around and it's in the middle the battlefield so very interesting, the museum and trenches are well kept and the area showing the craters and bomb blast holes very interesting to see

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