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April 6, 2015

WATERLOO – This year marks the 98th anniversary of the First World War’s Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place April 9-12, 1917. The sacrifices of Canadian troops are remembered and honoured on Vimy Ridge Day, celebrated annually on April 9.

The following Laurier expert is available to speak about the Battle of Vimy Ridge:

Mark Humphries is the Dunkley chair in War and the Canadian Experience and director at the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies. Contact information: mhumphries@wlu.ca or 519-884-0710 ext. 3309.

His areas of expertise include:

  • War and society
  • Military history
  • World War I
  • Canadian social history
  • Medical history
  • Shell shock

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070

E: kcrowley@wlu.ca

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