The Royal Canadian Regiment and
The First World War - 1914-1919

The Assault at Vimy; Evolution of the Battle Order

In 1936, Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League organized a Pilgrimage to the dedication of the Vimy Memorial and the Battlefields. The pilgrimage took place in July-August 1936. These charts, showing the evolving battle order of the Canadian Corps, were published as part of the Guidebook provided to the "pilgrims."

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The Canadian Corps battle order at Vimy Ridge, in preparation for the initial assault.

Canadian Corps Dispositions at Zero 5:30 A.M. 9th April 1917
Assembly Positions for the Attack on Black Line

The Canadian Corps battle order at Vimy Ridge, in preparation for the initial assault.
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The Canadian Corps battle order at Vimy Ridge, in preparation for the initial assault.

Canadian Corps Dispositions, 9th April 1917
Positions for Advance on Red Line

The Canadian Corps battle order at Vimy Ridge, in preparation for the continuing assault toward the RED LINE objective.
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The Canadian Corps battle order at Vimy Ridge, in preparation for the initial assault.

Canadian Corps Dispositions, 9th April 1917
Positions for Advance on Blue Line

The Canadian Corps battle order at Vimy Ridge, in preparation for the continuing assault toward the BLUE LINE objective.
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The Canadian Corps battle order at Vimy Ridge, in preparation for the initial assault.

Canadian Corps Dispositions, 9th April 1917
Positions for Advance on Brown Line

The Canadian Corps battle order at Vimy Ridge, in preparation for the continuing assault toward the BROWN LINE objective.
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