We partnered with the National Film Board of Canada on a short film featuring colourized First World War footage.
As part of the Vimy Foundation’s First World War in Colour project, we have partnered with the National Film Board of Canada on a unique and exciting short film featuring colourized First World War footage. We hope it will help Canadians better appreciate what the First World War may have been like for the people who lived it.
The NFB and the Vimy Foundation have been working together to spread greater awareness about Canada’s role in the First World War since 2014. With over 600 films on both World Wars, the NFB was the perfect partner to help bring this film to life! To explore their collection visit their website.
Return to Vimy uses an evocative storyline interweaving colourized archives and brief segments of animation to tell the story of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces’ efforts during the First World War. Inspired by the pilgrimage of thousands of yearly visitors to the Vimy Memorial, this is the first time the NFB has colourized its own archives for a film. Colour brings a new dimension to well-known battle scenes, rarely seen behind-the-line footage and the only panoramic shot of Vimy Ridge, filmed right after the victory.
This creative interpretation of original footage will bring Canadians of today closer to those who sacrificed so much.
The Vimy Foundation wants to recognize the generous support of our sponsors.
Thank you to our generous sponsors whose contributions helped shaped the Centennial Park.
Donated by the Province of New Brunswick
In loving memory of grandfather Pte. Hugh MacDougall, 1/1st Lovat’s Scouts Yeomanry Wounded at Gallipoli, Sept., 1915. Je Suis Prest.
Perpetuated by: The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada
Remembered by their loving families and friends.
Asseyez-vous. Enjoy the view of freedom they would insist. John Adie RFA 1914-18.
We shall never forget their service and sacrifice.
in memory of those who served.
On behalf of Husky Injection Molding Systems
The people of Manitoba, Canada will never forget the many who fought and died for our freedom.
remembers those Albertans who served their country in the First World War, and subsequent wars.
a great Canadian, whose deep understanding of history afforded him a profound appreciation of the valour and the gritty determination displayed by his countrymen at Vimy.
We would like to thank our generous donors who helped bring this memorial to life with their kind contributions.
In memory of Graham Burton
In memory of Dr. W.R. Harwood
“But honor the sacred mem’ry / Of those who for honor tried” Frank S. Brown, The Pats, 1915.
In memory of Thomas Wilson, 196th Battalion CEF
Truth, Duty, Valour / Vérité, Devoir, Vaillance
In memory of the brave souls who fought for our freedoms. We owe you immeasurable Gratitude.
In memory of Robert Charles Peacock
Thank you for your Gift of Freedom.
Dedicated on behalf of the No Stone Left Alone Memorial Foundation, to all that rest upon this sacred Canadian land in France. We encourage all and especially, the world’s youth, to gaze upon its beauty and understand that the oak tree is a symbol of Bravery, Power, Protection and Truth. Please remember their sacrifices and the strength it took to defend us. We hope all will make a pledge, when they stand before it, to remember. May they be commemorated forever and our gratitude infinite. Peace be with you.
in memory of Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon M. Wyant, OC, CD, QHP
In loving memory of Lieutenant Maurice Alexander Jaques, lost Sept 3, 1916
To honour ARLINGTON CLARKE and the many brave Canadians who fought at Vimy Ridge.
In honour of Private G. R. Mowforth
in loving memory of of our grandfather Wilfrid J. Fagan
In memory of our beloved servicemen who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Requiescat in pace.
In memory of Pvt William Arthur Wilcox, 15th Bn, lost at Festubert, France May 21, 1915
We Will Remember You.
In Honour of James R. Sutherland Sr. 44th Bn(Manitoba)
in memory of Lieutenant-Colonel John H. Chipman, MC, VD
honours Sergeant Winfred (Fred) Alexander Glover, 21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry
in memory of Gunner Arthur Vickers and Private Arthur Fordham
in memory of Flight Lieutenant John Harvie Wiley
In memory of Major John Francis Costigan, 50th Battalion infantry. April 4th 1917 Canada.
In memory of Frederick Thomas Lodge & John (Jack) Fraser
Remembering Those Who Sacrificed Their Lives For Ours
In honour of Corporal Samuel Lester Kelsall 58th Battalion 9th MGC 3rd Division
In memory of Lieutenant Henry (Harry) George Reginald Mews
In loving memory of our ancestors who sacrificed for us all.
salute their perpetuated CEF battalions – 3rd, 15th, 58th, 83rd, 92nd, 95th, 123rd, 124th, 134th, 166th, 170th, 198th, 204th and 255th. We will remember them!
in memory of Pte Harry Franklin Ritz (78th Bn)
In memory of LT T.J. Taylor, Cpl R. Anderson, and Pte W. Coolen
We will remember them. Forever grateful, the Tattersall family and Heathbridge Capital Management
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