Festubert and Givenchy

Festubert and Givenchy | May-June 1915

In May and June of 1915, at Festubert and Givenchy in Northern France, Canadian troops went on the offensive for the first time in the First World War. The battles were part of the Allied effort to challenge entrenched German positions and where possible push the invaders back. Hampered by poor information, unrealistic goals, a lack of substantial artillery support and facing unbroken barbed wire and hidden machine gun nests, Canadians troops were unable to make any significant gains. 2,868 Canadians were killed or wounded in these two battles alone. The stalemate of trench warfare had now become painfully real to the Canadian soldiers and public.

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Construction of the Vimy Visitor Education Centre

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Images courtesy of Robertson Martin Architect and Bisson+Castonguay

(All images courtesy of Veterans Affairs Canada)

Vimy Visitor Education Centre - January 2016
Vimy Visitor Education Centre – January 2016
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Vimy Visitor Education Centre – February 2016
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Vimy Visitor Education Centre – March 2016
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Vimy Visitor Education Centre – April 2016
Tour of Vimy Visitor Education Centre site on April 9, 2016. (L to R) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon Ambassador of Canada to France; The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; Jeremy Diamond, Executive Director, Vimy Foundation; Greg Kenney, Director General, European Operations, Veterans Affairs Canada.
Tour of Vimy Visitor Education Centre site on April 9, 2016. (L to R) The Honourable Lawrence Cannon Ambassador of Canada to France; The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; Jeremy Diamond, Executive Director, Vimy Foundation; Greg Kenney, Director General, European Operations, Veterans Affairs Canada.
Vimy Visitor Education Centre - May 2016
Vimy Visitor Education Centre – May 2016
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Vimy Visitor Education Centre – June 2016
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Vimy Visitor Education Centre – July 2016
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Vimy Visitor Education Centre – October 2016
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Vimy Visitor Education Centre – October 2016
Vimy Visitor Education Centre – January 2017
Vimy Visitor Education Centre – January 2017
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Vimy Visitor Education Centre – March 2017
Vimy Visitor Education Centre – March 2017
Vimy Visitor Education Centre – March 2017
Vimy Visitor Education Centre – March 2017
Vimy Visitor Education Centre – March 2017
Vimy Visitor Education Centre – March 2017

Vimy Visitor Education Centre – March 2017
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