Vladimir Putin

Scott, The Venerable Archdeacon F.G.

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Some of the speaker's impressions from the Vimy unveiling ceremony. How the monument has a tremendous bearing on our whole national development. What the monument at Vimy stands for. A look back to the bitter times at the end of 1916, when the Canadian Corps had returned north from the Somme. A detailed description of the attack. A triumph of the sense of duty in the hearts of our men and of courage and self-sacrifice. An exhibition of discipline and comradeship which linked the men together through the love of their country. The spirit that prevailed to win Vimy. The taking of Vimy Ridge standing out as a clear cut action of the Canadian Corps, consolidated now into a national unit capable of individual action. Background to the monument. The pilgrimage for the unveiling. The story of the journey. The unveiling. The King's speech. The monument itself. Some concluding words about the Pilgrimage and what the monument means to Canada. A reading of the "Last Post."

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