[vim-ee, vee-mee; French vee-mee]
- a town in N France, N of Arras: battle 1917.
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Examples from the Web for vimy
Her grandfather was decorated for gallantry at Vimy Ridge and went on to found the Canadian armored corps.Accidents Happen to Gun People Too
January 17, 2013
In the First World War they captured and then defended Vimy Ridge on the Western Front, albeit at a terrible cost in lives.Canada Comes to the Rescue of Great Britain, Again
November 28, 2012
Yes, Vimy was the most tactically spectacular: One of the best-planned, best-executed Allied operations of the whole war.
But the exclusive attention to Vimy obscures other Canadian achievements even more deserving of honour.
Vimy fully deserves the honour it carries in the national memory.
The bloodiest battle of 1917 was fought on the slopes of Vimy Ridge.The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon
Newell Dwight Hillis
They came from the Canadians at75 Vimy Ridge, and were full of their praises.A Company of Tanks
W. H. L. Watson
They had been shelled all the way from Vimy and were so "all in" that they didn't care what happened.Into the Jaws of Death
That is what Vimy means—what Arras means—in the fighting of last year.
If Arras and Vimy had not held, things would have been grave indeed.