CANADIAN quote help (just need to know who said it).

Quote 1: “Je ne me sentais pas vraiment canadien avant Vimy. Après j’étais canadien jusqu’au bout. On avait le sentiment qu’on ne pouvait pas perdre, qu’on était capable de gagner la guerre nous-mêmes.”

(TRANSLATION) "I did not really feel Canadian before Vimy. After I was Canadian to the end. We had the feeling that we could not lose, that we were able to win the war ourselves."

Quote 2: “Il a fallu tremper nos mouchoirs dans l’urine et ensuite couvrir nos nez. Des milliers ont souffert parce-qu’on ne savait pas comment se protéger, mais, on a gardé notre position”

(TRANSLATION) "We had to soak our tissues in the urine and then cover our noses. Thousands have suffered because we did not know how to protect ourselves, but we kept our position."

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    Can you tell us where you found these? It might help people trying to help you. – Lars Bosteen Apr 9 '18 at 2:24
  • part of a project at school (high school). we are studying ww1 and canada's role in it – Ethan Ashworth Apr 9 '18 at 2:40
  • The teacher gave them to us. but I googled and looked around and couldnt find anything. – Ethan Ashworth Apr 9 '18 at 2:50
  • I found this pdf (horizon14-18.eu/wa_files/Vimy_pdf.pdf) but these quotes do not appear to be in it. You may have better luck here veterans.gc.ca/fra/remembrance/history/first-world-war/… – Lars Bosteen Apr 9 '18 at 3:06
  • Might be worth looking over at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, I am assuming you are Canadian. Maybe you could contact them and they could give you a hand. If I remember correctly, they have a whole exhibit about Vimy Ridge. – BOB Apr 9 '18 at 3:37

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