STK-ID 55828

Lead-up to Vimy Ridge: Long PAN of soldiers and officiating ministers during Easter Sunday ceremonies, April 8, 1917. Various shots of Canadian soldiers, some in kilts, marching off to Vimy Ridge. HAS of soldiers receiving their shares of ammunition in trench. Night shots of supply column moving off, of soldiers in trenches bringing up supplies. Various night and day shots of guns firing, of huge explosions on the Ridge, of gun flashes. MS of Canadian soldiers emerging from the trenches, racing past the camera. Various shots of guns, explosions and soldiers charging across no-man's land, German machine gunner firing at Canadians, of Canadians charging forward, of horse artillery racing by. Various shots of men returning from the fight, the wounded are carried by German prisoners. PAN of countryside and village as seen from Vimy Ridge, a single soldier in the frame. MS of unidentified officer chatting with Lord Byng. MS of Lt. General Sir A.W. Currie inspecting Canadian troops. Interior shot of Currie (who took over from Byng as the General Officer Commanding of the Canadian Corps in Europe on June 9, 1917) at his desk inside command post.


Excerpt from
Vimy Ridge, Vimy
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR
Shooting format
35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080