Canadian Geographic Education


Tiled Map - Vimy Barrage

The creeping barrage was a key military strategy in the First World War. It was used successfully by the Canadians at Vimy Ridge, where the men had been extensively trained to move forward 90 metres every three minutes, keeping the infantry behind the advancing artillery barrage. This technique was made possible by detailed maps called barrage maps.

Download the 49 page tiled map below and this helpful guide to help students learn not only about the physical landscape of Vimy Ridge but also how the landscape influenced military strategy.

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