Événement majeur

Jusqu'au 12 novembre 2017

Vimy 1917, Canadian underground war

Programme national des commémorations du Centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale


This exhibition sheds light on a little-known aspect of the First World War: the underground war fought by Canadian soldiers, hidden in the bowels of the earth to shield themselves from the deadly force of the artillery. Coming from a new country, and fighting–and for many, dying–thousands of kilometres from their homes, they, more than all the other soldiers, left their mark in France in the form of graffiti and sculptures etched on to the chalk walls of underground cavities in Artois and Picardy, where they stayed prior to going over the top or during rest periods behind the front.

An exhibition proposed by the Pas-de-Calais Departmental Council and l’INRAP.

WWI History Center
102, rue Pasteur  

Tel : +33 (0)3 21 74 83 15
Website : www.lens14-18.com

Open every day except Monday from 10 am to 6 pm. 
(Closed at 5 pm from 1st November to 12 November - Open on Mondays 10 & 17 April)

Free admission

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