DISCUSSION TOPIC: VIMY RIDGE IN MYTH AND MEMORY


Some Questions

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Possible Starting Places

"Why The Battle Of Vimy Ridge Matters," National, CBC, April 6, 2017.

  Robert Everett-Green, "Vimy Ridge: Birthplace Of A Nation -- Or Of A Canadian Myth?," Globe And Mail, March 31, 2017.

Eric Brown and Tim Cook, "The 1936 Vimy Pilgrimage," Canadian Military History (March 5, 2012).


Articles

  Craig Gibson, "Vimy Mythmaking," Now (April 19, 2017).

Matt Barrett, "National Disunity And The Meaning Of Vimy Ridge," ActiveHistory.ca (April 11, 2017).

  Leah McLaren, "The Cultural Meaning Of The Vimy Memorial," Maclean's (April 10, 2017).

John Pierce, "Constructing Memory: The Vimy Memorial," Canadian Military History, 1 (2012).

  Joel Ralph, "Vimy Revisited," Beaver, 87 (April/May 2007): 36-41.


Web-Sites

  Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada:

  "1936 Dedication," Veterans Affairs Canada, Government Of Canada:

  Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Wikipedia:  An entry from the on-line encyclopedia.

  "Return To Vimy," Ontario Ministry Of Government Services:

Janet L. Lermitt, "Returning To Vimy Ridge: Canada's Narrative Of Battle And Remembrance."  UBC: English M.A. Thesis, 2010.


Vimy Ridge In The News

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  Erin Haluschak, "Vimy Memorial Flight 'Extremely Emotional' For Island Pilot," Comox Valley Record, September 13, 2017.

  Jesse Johnston, "Surrey's Newest Tree Has Roots In Vimy Ridge," CBC News, May 25, 2017.

David P. Ball, "Chinese-Canadians Recall Long-Unrecognized Role In Vimy Ridge," Vancouver Metro, April 10, 2017.

  Ian Austen, "100 Years Later, Battle Of Vimy Ridge Remains Key Symbol For Canada," New York Times, April 9, 2017.

  "Canadian Nationalism Rose From The Blood And Horror Vimy," Guardian, April 9, 2017.

  "Vimy Ridge Centenary: Thousands Of Canadians Mark Battle's Anniversary," BBC News, April 9, 2017.

  "Vimy Ridge: Royals Commemorate Defining WW I Battle," BBC News, April 9, 2017.

  Cory Correia, "Local Events Mark Battle Of Vimy Ridge Centennial," CBC News, April 8, 2017.

  Tony Keene, "Vimy Was A Triumphant Battle, But It Was Hardly The 'Birth Of A Nation,'" CBC News, April 8, 2017.

Nic Clarke, "Feet Of Clay?: Canada's Vimy Ridge," ActiveHistory.ca (April 4, 2017).

"In The Trenches Of Vimy Ridge," CBC News, April 3, 2017.

  Tim Cook, "The Event That Recast The Battle Of Vimy Ridge," Toronto Star, April 2, 2017.

  Donovan Vincent, "The Forgotten Man Behind The Unforgettable Vimy Memorial," Toronto Star, April 2, 2017.

  Roy MacGregor, "Vimy Exhibit Filled With Heartfelt Memories Of Those Who Served," Globe And Mail, March 27, 2017.

  "Vimy Ridge 100th Anniversary Ceremony," CBC News, April 1, 2016.

"Edmonton Premieres Play About Crucible Of Vimy Ridge," CBC News, October 10, 2007.

Joseph Boyden, "The Ghosts Of Vimy Ridge," Canadian Geographic, 125 (November/December 2005): 114.

"Decaying Bombs Threaten Vimy Residents," CBC News, April 17, 2001.


Video Sources

"100 Years Later: Commemorating Vimy," National, CBC, April 10, 2017.

"Justin Trudeau's Full Vimy Ridge Speech," CBC News, April 9, 2017.

"Special Piece Of History Returns To Vimy," National, CBC, April 8, 2017.

"Canadian Students Commemorate Vimy Anniversary," National, CBC, April 5, 2017.

"Je Me Souviens: Vimy 100," Agenda TVO, November 9, 2016.


Audio Sources

  "How The Vimy Myth Was Created, And Why It's Wrong To Perpetuate It," Sunday Edition, CBC, July 2, 2017.

  "Does Vimy Ridge Battle Really Mark The Birth Of A Nation?: Historian Debunks 'Vimyism,'" As It Happens, CBC, April 10, 2017.

"Tim Cook: Vimy," Ottawa Morning, CBC, April 7, 2017.

"The Vimy Trap," Information Morning -- Cape Breton, CBC News, November 18, 2016.

"Canadians At Vimy Ridge 1940," British Pathe.


 

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