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Vimy Ridge 95th anniversary

2012-04-10

Queen’s University teaching fellow and military historian Robert Engen is available to talk about the historical significance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The 95th anniversary of historic battle begins today (April 9-12). A number of events will be taking place in Canada and France today to mark this significant anniversary.

“Canadians may remember Vimy as a symbol of our countrymen fighting together for the first time, and take pride because seizing the ridge was both extremely difficult and praiseworthy. But it should also be remembered that the battle did little to win the war and was part of a costly and bloody failed overall campaign,” says Mr. Engen.

Mr. Engen holds a teaching fellowships at Queen’s and is currently a PhD candidate. He specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century land warfare.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi (office: 613.533.6000 ext. 77513,michael.onesi@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (office: 613-533-2877, Anne.Craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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