History Snapshot: Infantry advance through ‘No Mans Land’

Today’s history snapshot reflects on the Battle of Vimy Ridge which took place Apr. 9 through Apr. 12 1917, this year is the 100th anniversary of this major battle of World War 1. The photo shows soldiers of the 29th Infantry Battalion CEF (Canadian Expeditionary Force) advancing over “No Man’s Land” through the German barbed wire and heavy fire during the battle of Vimy Ridge.

Source – W.I. Castle/Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-001086

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