100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens commemorated

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Photo: Shirley Nadeau

During the ceremony commemorating the Battle of Amiens and The Hundred Days of Canada, pairs of boots, each bearing a red poppy, were placed on the steps leading up to the replica of a cross that had been erected in memory of the Canadian soldiers who fell on the Vimy Ridge battlefield in 1917.

A ceremony was held at the Citadelle of Quebec on Aug. 8 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens and the beginning of what is known as The Hundred Days of Canada near the end the First World War.

The fighting at Amiens, in northern France, lasted four days and was the start of an Allied offensive which continued for three months and led to the Armistice of Nov. 11.