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How WW1 shaped Canada as a nation

Over 400,000 Canadians were sent overseas to fight - many never to return. One battle - Vimy Ridge - was not only seen as Canada's most celebrated military victory - but helped shape a nation.

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.