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How Canada came into its own at the Battle of Vimy Ridge

European Union leaders have gathered in the Belgium town of Ypres to commemorate those who lost their lives in World War One almost a century ago.

But the Great War is remembered far beyond European shores. Over 400,000 Canadians were sent overseas to fight - many never to return.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge was not only seen as Canada's most celebrated military victory - but helped shape a nation.

Lucy Hockings reports from France.

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