Photographer's Note

The Canadian Memorial in Vimy recalls the sacrifice of the 66,655 Canadians killed from 1914-1918, and the final assault on the hill on April 9, 1917. Here, on the 110 hectares of French soil donated to Canada in 1922, 11,285 maple and pine trees were planted in memory of the 11,285 unknown soldiers. I was struck by the startlingly beauty of the sculpture and the powerful stirring expression of this mourning mother.

Le mmorial canadien de Vimy rappelle le sacrifice des 66 655 Canadiens tus en 1914-1918 et lultime assaut de la colline le 9 avril 1917. Sur les 110 hectares de terre franaise ici donnes au Canada en 1922, 11 285 rables et pins furent plants en souvenir des 11 285 soldats sans spulture connue. Jtais trs touch par la beaut saisissante de la sculpture et par lexpression forte et mouvante de cette mre en deuil.

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Additional Photos by Christian Loste (chrislo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 106 N: 870] (4099)
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