Definition of Vimy Ridge, Battle of in English:

Vimy Ridge, Battle of

Pronunciation /vēˈmē//ˈvēmē/

proper noun

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


Vimy Ridge, Battle of