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Canada and WW1
At 10.58 hours in the Belgian village of Ville-sur-Haine on November 11, 1918 a single 7.92mm round fired by a German sniper hit Private George Lawrence Price of "A" Company, 28th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Price died instantly. Two minutes later at 11.00 hours the First World War ended. With his death Price would become the last soldier of the British Empire to be killed in the war. By then, Canada had lost 66,975 men through enemy action. Canadian troops and the men of Newfoundland fought with great courage and distinction in World War I winning 71 Victoria Crosses.
Our Birth of a Nation Vimy Day Tours from London and Lille pay tribute to the brave men and woman of Canada who have and continue to serve our Country. we remember at the 'once in a lifetime' 100 year Vimy Ridge Day centennial ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in northern France. This special day tour will take you to the official ceremony of the Centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge on 9 April, 2017, and a selection of the key Canadian battlegrounds of WW1: Vimy Ridge and the Ypres area. Come with Spirit of Remembrance on this special day and walk over land that through courage and enormous sacrifice has forever become a part of Canada.
We are honoured to welcome Jon Nicholls as our special guest historian and battlefield guide on this tour. He is author of Cheerful Sacrifice: The Battle of Arras 1917
This morning we leave Paris early in the morning (approximately 5-6 am). We will enjoy a catered breakfast to enjoy on our journey towards our first stop "Beaumont Hamel". We expect sunrise to occur at 07:08hrs local time. We expect to arrive at "Beaumont Hamel" at approximately 07:00hrs local time ensuring we have the opportunity a gorgeous sunrise whilst taking in "Beaumont Hamel"
We will leave "Beaumont Hamel" at approximately 08:00hrs local time and make our way towards Caberet Rouge Cemetery, where the unknown Canadian soldier was brought from. On our journey we will be able to see Thiepval Memorial, Mouquet Farm and Pozierres.
Once the Events held at Canadian National Vimy Memorial are completed we will then make our way towards Amiens where we will enjoy a group dinner (included) and reflect on todays extraordinary events.
After everyone has finished their meal we will then head towards Paris where our tour will end. We expect to arrive at Paris Gare du Nord Station at approximately 00:30hrs local time.
(** Note: We reserve the right to change the order and areas we visit on this tour once we are provided with the the final order and timings of the Vimy Centennial Ceremony and any other operational constraints we may have to incorporate into the present itinerary (i.e. traffic conditions in the area), however it is our intention to operate the tour based upon this itinerary or an itinerary very similar.)
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|Tour Name||Birth of a Nation -Vimy Day Tour Ex Paris|
|Date||09 April 2020|
|Your Guide||Jon Nicholls|
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