Blunt History

Murder, massacre, mayhem & madness. Explore our dark history.

06 - Vimy Ridge: Part One

One of the greatest battles of World War One.  In Part One of this series, we take a blunt look at salient events from 1914 to the winter of 1917 & how the Canadian Expeditionary Force found itself burdened with the impossible task of capturing Vimy Ridge from the Germans.

Ypres & Beaumont Hamel battle locations, among others.

Sir Douglas Haig, "The Butcher of the Somme"

Sir Julian Byng, Commander of Canadian Corps.

The battlefield at Beaumont Hamel.

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