October Speaker Series – Souterraine Impressions: Cave Carvings by Canadian Soldiers in WWI

Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Vimy, France

Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Vimy, France

In Canadian history, the Battle of Vimy Ridge is seen as a watershed moment.  Fought in April of 1917, this battle was a success for the Allies and was won by the Canadian Corps, becoming a symbol for Canadian strength, sacrifice, and national identity.  Prior to the battle, soldiers awaited orders in caves outside of Vimy where they left lasting impressions in the form of cave carvings.

On Tuesday October 20, the Oshawa Historical Society welcomes the Canadian Historical Documentation & Imaging Group (CANADIGM) as they share not only their research into the soldiers’ cave carvings, but they will also share images of the cave carvings left by soldiers awaiting what would become a historically significant battle.

The Oshawa Historical Society’s October Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday October 20 at 7PM. The Speaker Series will be held at the Art Resource Centre, located at 45 Queen Street, Oshawa. Admission to the Oshawa Historical Society Speaker Series is $3 or FREE for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.

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