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Hitler spared the Vimy Ridge Monument, dedicated to Canadians WWI dead during the Battle of Vimy Ridge in which Canada defeated Germany. He called in the world's press, insisted they take his picture on the unscathed steps, then assigned special troops from the Waffen-SS to guard Vimy Ridge.

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A Canadian soldier brought acorns back from a fallen oak on Vimy Ridge after the battle, and that saplings from those oaks are being replanted at the top of the currently treeless ridge

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  1. On this day in 1917, The Canadian Corps captured the fortification of Vimy Ridge in 8 hours with 50,000 less men than the French Army had lost in their attempts

  2. During WWII, Canadians thought The monument at Vimy Ridge was being damaged. It was later discovered that Hitler had ordered a special SS Unit to protect the memorial from both Axis and Allied troops who may attempt to deface or destroy it. They did their job as it was untouched.

  3. A French couple has been fined and given a four-month suspended prison sentence for making a pornographic video at the Vimy Ridge World War I Memorial in Arras, France.

  4. Thain Wendell MacDowell a Canadian Soldier was awarded the Victoria Cross at the Battle of Vimy Ridge for capturing two German officers and 75 soldiers in a tunnel with the assistance of only two runners by pretending to be part of a larger group.

  5. Today marks the 102nd Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, where over 10,000 Canadian Soldiers were killed or wounded.

  6. The Canadian Expeditionary Force was referred to as "Storm Troopers" during the Battle of Vimy Ridge in World War 1 due to how versatile the force was.

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