Newfoundland Caribou at Sunset, Arras

March 28, 2014

The Mad Game Newsreel

WW1 Revisited

Newfoundland was the smallest colony in the British Empire to raise it’s own regiment in the Great War, the Newfoundland Regiment . It served at Gallipoli in 1915 and then on the Western Front from 1916 onwards. It’s memorials take the form of a bronze Caribou, a native animal of Newfoundland, which overlooks the site of the action it commemorates. There are five such memorials located on the Western Front and this Caribou at Monchy le Preux recalls the battle here in April 1917 that was part of the Battle of Arras .

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