war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Vimy Ridge - 90 Years On


As dusk fell after the ceremony at Vimy Ridge, the Front Line of 9th April 1917 was marked by thousands of torches between Vimy and Bullecourt.

Gathering for the Event

This lane, at St Laurent-Blangy, marks the front line. Behind the wall on the right is the Bailleul Road East cemetery. There are 541 Commonwealth troops buried here. Behind the wall in the distance is another cemetery.
31,939 German casualties lie there.

Canadians walking to a ridge to mark the line, behind the Bailleul cemetery

The torches are lit ...

... and the light is passed on

The line towards Bullecourt

The line towards Vimy

all photographs are by Simon John Chambers,
except Simon with the torch, which is by Maggie S-K

Vimy Ridge:
Freedom Arras:
page 1   page 2
Vimy Rededication:
page 1  page 2  page 3  speeches
Front Line Torchlit Team

Copyright 2006 Marilyn Stephenson-Knight. All Rights Reserved