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Canadian National Vimy Memorial - Vimy Rigde - France -  World War I - European Tourist Guide - euro-t-guide.com

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial at the Vimy Ridge is Canada's most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the World War I. The memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge. The monument holds the names of 11,285 Canadian soldiers who were killed in France and whose final resting place is unknown. Next to the monument a part of the old battlefield and trenches is preserved. 
 
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The impressive Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge. The twin pylons are approx. 30 meters high - notice the very small person on the stairs at the front of the memorial.

The impressive Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge. The twin pylons are approx. 30 meters high - notice the very small person on the stairs at the front of the memorial.
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At the World War I memorial park - next to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge - huge bomb craters from World War I are still visible.

At the World War I memorial park - next to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge - huge bomb craters from World War I are still visible.
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At the World War I memorial park - next to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge - the trenches have been preserved by replacing the original sand bags with sand bags made out of concrete.

At the World War I memorial park - next to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge - the trenches have been preserved by replacing the original sand bags with sand bags made out of concrete.  
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A sign outside the World War I memorial park - next to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge.

A sign outside the World War I memorial park - next to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge. 
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At the World War I memorial park - next to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge - the trenches have been preserved by replacing the original sand bags with sand bags made out of concrete.

At the World War I memorial park - next to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge - the trenches have been preserved by replacing the original sand bags with sand bags made out of concrete.  
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At the World War I memorial park - next to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge - it is possible to visit a part of the underground sections of the trench system.

At the World War I memorial park - next to the Canadian National Vimy Memorial at Vimy Ridge - it is possible to visit a part of the underground sections of the trench system.  
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