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Vimy Ridge centenary

Posted on by royvickery |

The First World War Battle of Vimy Ridge, was fought between the Canadian Corps and the German Sixth Army, between the 9 and 12 April 1917.   To mark the centenary of this wreaths were placed on the Canada Memorial, unveiled by the Queen in 1994 to commemorate the estimated one million Canadian personnel who served in the two World Wars, in Green Park, London.

The wreaths, made entirely from artificial materials, featured poppies (Papaver), maple (Acer) leaves, and palm fronds.

Photograph taken 6 April 2017.

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