One-hundred years ago on April 9, the Battle of Arras commenced. The week-long offensive against Germany cost the Allied Forces 159,000 casualties. Of those, a staggering 46,000 were Scottish.
The Battle for Vimy Ridge marked a military coming of age for Canada, whose soldiers were instrumental in capturing the strategic high point from German forces and so ensuring victory in the campaign, at the cost of 3,598 Canadian lives.
Images are from Reuters.