Brooding Canada

Mark Wilson

West Bromwich, United Kingdom

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The Canadian National Vimy Memorial is one of Canada’s most important overseas war memorials for those Canadians who gave their lives in the First World War. It was constructed as the national memorial for Canada’s 66,000 war dead and is located in France, on the site of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The memorial stands atop Hill 145, near the towns of Vimy and Givenchy-en-Gohelle, in the Pas-de-Calais département of northern France.

Visitors approaching the front of the monument will see one of its central figures: a woman, hooded and cloaked, facing eastward toward the new day. Her eyes are downcast and her chin rests on her hand. Below her is a tomb, draped in laurel branches and bearing a helmet. This grieving figure represents Canada — a young nation mourning her fallen sons.

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