By David F. Rooney
The Battle of Vimy Ridge is often regarded as the victory that gave birth to Canadian identity as a country. That may well be true, but it cost the lives of over 10,000 men, some of them from Revelstoke.
Last Wednesday, local historian Ken English and his wife, Revelstoke Museum & Archives Curator Cathy English, presented a Brown Bag History lecture on Vimy Ridge and the Revelstokians who died there.
Ken and Cathy include small personal profiles near the end of this video.
Please activate the YouTube player below to watch the video. I have included a video of Ken’s first presentation about Revelstoke during the First World War, which was made in 2014.