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Vimy 2017: Both Sides of the Ridge

Date & Time:
April 20, 2017 6:00 pm to April 22, 2017 3:00 pm
MacEwan Ballroom

Our conference marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge and will bring together preeminent Canadian, German and American military historians of World War One to examine the battle from Canadian, German and American perspectives. The Battle of Vimy Ridge is Canada's most celebrated battlefield victory, fought a century ago. It has evolved from a significant, but costly, military victory in April 1917 to one of the core events of Canadian national identity — at least to many Canadians and to the Canadian government, which placed the Vimy Memorial in France on the reverse of the $20 bill. 

Join us in conversation April 20-22, 2017. There will be an evening reception on April 20, followed by two days of engaging talks.

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Michael Neiberg, Department of National Security and Strategy, US Army War College
  • Hans-Hubertus Mack, ZMSBw
  • Krista Cooke, Canadian War Museum

This event is organized and hosted by the University of Calgary's Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies (CMSS), in partnership with the Federal Republic of Germany's Centre for Military History and Social Sciences  (Zentrum für Militärgeschichte und Sozialwissenschaften der Bundeswehr - ZMSBw).

Check out the conference program, and register here.

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