Soldier of Fortune: Private Daniel Joseph Fortune at Vimy Ridge

We recently added a very special object to our collection; the helmet pictured above might initially look quite plain and unremarkable, but it has a very touching story. Continue reading “Soldier of Fortune: Private Daniel Joseph Fortune at Vimy Ridge”

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The Raid: Fighting around Vimy Ridge, March 1917

We’re headed to Vimy in France this week for the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Before the centenary, I wanted to take an opportunity to write about an often-forgotten story of the fighting around Vimy before the Canadian Corps attack on 9 April – Major-General David Watson’s raid on 1 March, 1917.  Continue reading “The Raid: Fighting around Vimy Ridge, March 1917”