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The Resource The Vimy oaks : a journey to peace, Linda Granfield ; illustrated by Brian Deines

The Vimy oaks : a journey to peace, Linda Granfield ; illustrated by Brian Deines

Label
The Vimy oaks : a journey to peace
Title
The Vimy oaks
Title remainder
a journey to peace
Statement of responsibility
Linda Granfield ; illustrated by Brian Deines
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The images from World War I of death, ravaged landscapes and decimated villages are hauntingly familiar. Imagine a young soldier standing in the midst of that horror and destruction pocketing a handful of acorns from the blasted trees and posting them home. That's exactly what Lieutenant Leslie H. Miller, a teacher, farmer and solder with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, did after the battle at Vimy Ridge in April 1917. Over the following one hundred years, those acorns became majestic oaks, standing at the site of Miller's family farm in Ontario. In April 2017, seedlings from these oaks will be repatriated to their original territory at Vimy Ridge in France as part of the ceremonies to mark Canada's contribution to the War. The Battle at Vimy Ridge took a devastating toll but it is regarded as Canada's greatest World War I victory, both on the battlefield and in terms of Canada's birth as a nation. The story of one ordinary soldier's quiet but extraordinary act, an almost unimaginable gesture of hope and renewal at the time, serves a century later as a living memorial to those who served
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CaOONL
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Granfield, Linda
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Deines, Brian
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  • Miller, Leslie H
  • Vimy Memorial (France)
  • War memorials
  • War memorials
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Vimy Ridge, Battle of, France, 1917
  • Tree planting
  • Memorialization
  • Soldiers
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Vimy oaks : a journey to peace, Linda Granfield ; illustrated by Brian Deines
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Publication
Control code
cap16904609
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
33 pages
Isbn
9781443148504
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Vimy oaks : a journey to peace, Linda Granfield ; illustrated by Brian Deines
Publication
Control code
cap16904609
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
33 pages
Isbn
9781443148504
Other physical details
illustrations

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