Definition of Vimy Ridge, Battle of in English:

Vimy Ridge, Battle of

proper noun

  • An Allied attack on the German position of Vimy Ridge, near Arras, during the First World War. One of the key points on the Western Front, it had long resisted assaults, but on 9 April 1917 it was taken by Canadian troops in fifteen minutes, at the cost of heavy casualties.

Pronunciation

Vimy Ridge, Battle of

/ˈviːmi/