The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa is marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge by refurbishing its Vimy gallery and launching a new exhibition, Vimy—Beyond the Battle.
New artifacts, audio and video have been added to the Battle of Vimy Ridge section of Canadian Experience Gallery 2 to help visitors better understand the battle and its legacy. Vimy—Beyond the Battle runs until Nov. 12 and explores how and why Canadians commemorate through private and collective memories of Vimy, the First World War and more recent conflicts.
Pictured are some of the artifacts included in the two exhibitions.
Photos and text by Stephen J. Thorne
Dedications on a cross erected in July 1917 by members of the 13th Canadian Battalion at Nine Elms Military Cemetery in Thelus, France, are part of the Canadian War Museum exhibition Vimy—Beyond the Battle.