Restoring Canada's WWI Memorial

The Canadian Government has begun restoring the WWI-era Vimy Memorial in northern France:

It was 88 years ago today [apr. 9] 20,000 Canadians stormed out of the trenches and into the history books, but the scene of Canada's most famous battle still poses a deadly threat for those toiling here to honour their memory...

But workers rehabilitating it and surrounding landscape must exercise extreme caution...

The same armaments and implements of war that left more than 10,000 Canadian dead or wounded at Vimy in 1917 are still exacting a deadly toll...

The surrounding battleground's "atmosphere of terror and horror" will also be enhanced to contrast with the stark beauty of the monument, says restoration architect Julian Smith.

Project beset by danger [, via archinect]
Official Site - Vimy Memorial
Vimy Ridge - 80 years on [I used this site a lot researching the film]

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