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It is also the most comprehensive history of the history of the vimy legend as it has evolved over the past century tim cook has written close to a dozen superb works on various aspects of canadas role in the two world wars and this is among the most impressive noting that it wasnot vimy that made the nation it was the nation that made vimy. Tim cook vimy the battle and the legend toronto penguin canada 2018 pp 488 reviewed by richard roy the memory of any event especially battles and wars must be constructed and periodically reinvigorated if it is to endure. The vimy battle that began april 9 1917 marked the first time the four divisions of the canadian expeditionary force fought together 10600 men were killed or injured over four days twice the casualty rate of the dieppe raid in august 1942 cook has uncovered new material and photographs from official archives and private collections across canada and from around the world. Vimy the battle and the legend by tim cook is the history of the significant battle and what it meant for canada on the world stage cook is a canadian military historian and author a first world war historian at the canadian war museum and a part time history professor at carleton university he has also published several books about the military history of canada during world war i. Get this from a library vimy the battle and the legend tim cook a vimy is a fitting tribute to those who fought the countrys defining battle it is also a stirring account of canadian identity and memory told by a masterful storyteller