OTTAWA — On Sunday, Canadians at home and in France will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. A look at some of the numbers involved:
25,000: The number of Canadians expected to attend.
12,000: The number of Canadian students in that group.
100,000: Estimated audience in 1936, when the Vimy Memorial was first dedicated.
6,200: The number of Canadians who crossed the Atlantic by ship to attend that ceremony.
10,000: Canadian casualties from the attack on April 9, 1917.
11,285: The number of Canadian soldiers lost in the First World War who had no known graves, but whose names are inscribed on the memorial.
60,000: Number of Canadians killed in the war.
The Canadian Press