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A US soldier standing amongst the rubble in the Monument of the Battle of the Nations in Leipzig, April 1945

To the valour of their countrymen in the Great War, and in memory of their sixty thousand dead, this monument is raised by the people of Canada ~ Inscription on Canadian National Vimy Memorial. 95th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge 2012

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial To The Missing is dedicated to the 11,169 Canadian Expeditionary Force soldiers who have no known grave. It also serves as a place of commemoration for WWI Canadian soldiers killed or presumed dead in France. The monument is at the highest point of the ridge over which the Canadian Corps made their assault during the Battle of Vimy Ridge as part of the Battle of Arras which began on 9.4.1917. Unveiled 26.7.1936 by Edward VIII, designed by Walter S…

The National Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle in background (both built on volcanic craigs), County of Stirling (Scots: Coontie o Stirlin and Gaelic: Siorrachd Sruighlea)