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>> Thousands of boots on the ground to remember the thousands of Canadian soldiers killed 100 years ago in World War I's, Battle of Vimy Ridge. This giant poppy flower, made up of messages of love and thanks, was unveiled in the French town of Arras. French president Francois Hollande and Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau adding their own messages to the tribute.
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Britain's royalty joining them on the fields of Vimy. Prince Charles, William, and Harry, saying thank you to these war heroes. 35,000 Canadians attacked the German Sixth Army's 45 trenches here, a day after Easter, in 1917. 3,600 of them lost their lives, many not even 20 years old. The Canadian soldiers had joined the combat as part of the former British Empire against the Germans.
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It was a hard fought battle but the Canadians did capture the ridge in the end. Now a century later, three members of the Royal Family, and two heads of state, giving their respects, with a crowd of 25,000 people watching and remembering.