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To Build A Nation - Vimy: Carved in Stone
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On April 9, 1917, after many months of planning, training and digging, the Canadian Corps captured the previously impregnable Vimy Ridge from German forces in just one day. The battle of Vimy Ridge has become a symbol of the entire Canadian First World War effort. In honour of Vimy Ridge Day, TVO presents an encore of Vimy: Carved in Stone. It tells the story of sculptor Walter Allward, who in 1921 started to build a memorial to the Canadian soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War. It took 15 years to realize Allward's dream.
 
Running time: 50 minutes
 
To Build A Nation
Chronicling six feats of engineering that help bind Canada as a nation and define its character, including the CN Tower, the Vimy war memorial, Lions Gate bridge, The St. Lawrence Seaway, Churchill Falls, and the White Pass railway line.
 

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