National Pride
-made Canadians proud
-soldiers from across Canada
-many different backgrounds
-untrained volunteers
-most skilled
-respected fighting battalion

The third reason the victory was significant was that the success of the soldiers encouraged national pride. The Battle of Vimy Ridge made Canadians proud of their young, independent nation. They were impressed that the men of the Canadian Corps represented many cultures from across Canada. Most of the men had enlisted as untrained volunteers. However, by 1917, they were one of the world’s most skilled and respected fighting battalions. Canadians had reason to be proud of their hard won victory at Vimy Ridge. Next Back