100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge - Remember Them

Video / April 7, 2017

Transcript

00:00 to 00:06 A girl holds a poster showing an explosion at Vimy Ridge.

00:07 to 00:08 Archival video footage of the explosion in the photo is shown (sounds of exploding bombs and gunshots)

00:09 to 00:12 Two women are shown holding photos of the battle of Vimy Ridge (a piano solo plays in the background)

00:13 to 00:17 Archival video footage of trench warfare at the battle of Vimy Ridge is shown (sounds of exploding bombs and gunshots are heard in the background)

00:18 to 00:21 A woman and a man are shown holding more photos from the battle of Vimy Ridge (music resumes in background)

00:22 to 00:27 Archival video footage of the same photos shows soldiers running across no mans land as shells land nearby (sounds of machine gun firing and bombs exploding are heard in the background)

00:28 to 00:29 A man is shown holding a photo of a soldier carrying an injured soldier on his back through a trench as he looks up at the camera…music resumes…

00:30 to 00:33 The video of the same man in the photo is shown carrying the injured soldier…sounds of machine gun are heard firing in the background

00:33 to 00:35 …music resumes…

00:35 to 00:38 Archival video footage of the battle shows two soldiers carrying an injured soldier on a stretcher and a medic beside him… sounds of machine gun are heard firing in the background

00:39 to 00:41 A boy is shown holding a photo of two soldiers carrying another injured soldier (music resumes for remainder of video…)

00:42 to 00:43 The archival video footage shows the soldiers carrying the injured soldier up a hill

00:44 to 00:46 Archival video footage shows a medic attending to an injured soldier lying on a stretcher on the ground

00:47 to 00:52 Two women sitting at a table outdoors are shown holding photos from the battle of Vimy Ridge

00:52 to 00:56 Archival video footage shows soldiers running and jumping over barbed wire. One soldier falls after appearing to be shot.

00:57 to 00:59 A woman is shown holding a photo of a soldier who has died lying on the ground.

01:00 to 01:06 Archival video footage shows the same soldier who has died lying on the ground. Another soldier who has died is shown lying on the ground in a trench.

01:07 to 01:08 A woman is shown holding a photo that shows the same man who died lying in the trench.

01:09 to 01:11 A man is shown holding a photo of soldiers carrying a dead soldier on a stretcher.

01:12 to 1:19 The same soldier is shown being carried on a stretcher. The soldiers carry him to a grave and lift the body into the grave.

1:20 to 1:25 A girl is shown holding a sign saying ‘REMEMBER THEM.’

1:25 to 1:29 Three different women are shown holding signs saying ‘NE LES OUBLIEZ PAS.’ and ‘REMEMBER THEM.’

1:32 to 1:33 A mother carrying her baby is shown holding a sign saying ‘REMEMBER THEM.’

1:34 to 1:41 Four different women are shown holding the signs saying ‘NE LES OUBLIEZ PAS.’ and ‘REMEMBER THEM.’

1:42 to 1:49 A member of the Royal Canadian Air Force is shown pinning a poppy to her uniform. She holds a sign saying ‘NE LES OUBLIEZ PAS.

1:50 to 1:54 A member of the Canadian Army is shown holding a photo of Sgt Tommy Prince, an aboriginal veteran who served in WWII and the Korean War. The aboriginal soldier is also holding the Eagle Staff. The Eagle staff represents two important factors for Aboriginal members of the CAF. The first is to remind people to never forget the sacrifices and courage of Aboriginal men and women who volunteered and fought for Turtle Island during time of war. Secondly, it came at a time when Aboriginal members of the CAF and DND needed to feel empowered and to maintain a sense of pride and honor of their native ancestry.

1:55 to 1:57 A member of the Royal Canadian Navy is shown. She salutes and faces the camera.

1:58 to 2:04 Archival video footage shows soldiers eating and teasing each other while posing for a group photo. One soldier tries to steal another’s food as a joke. They all laugh. The music in the background fades out.

2:05 to 2:10 The Canadian National Vimy memorial is shown.

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