PARIS | Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of Armistice centennial

PARIS | Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of Armistice centennial

PARIS— With words of gratitude, simple, solemn silence or a tweet, leaders lauded the courage of millions of soldiers who were killed during World War I’s four years of unprecedented slaughter before converging on Paris for ceremonies to mark the centennial of the Armistice.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went to Vimy Ridge at dawn, the battlefield in northern France where Canada found its sense of self a century ago when it defeated German opposition against the odds.

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