On April 12 the final battle of the Vimy offensive was fought over a small, heavily fortified wood called the Pimple, the highest point of the ridge.
GWO, Neuville St. Vaast - from Special Correspndant Randolf Wilson
Our 10th Brigade attacked in a blinding snowstorm and the Germans surrendered in just a few hours. Later, according to Lieutenant Irving Findley, "one German officer of the Prussian Guard, who was taken prisoner in the scrap, said that the defeat at Vimy Ridge was one of the hardest blows they had received in the war."
The Easter offensive on Vimy has cost the Germans almost 20,000 casualties plus 4,000 prisoners and 150 captured guns. It seems very unlikely now that the Germans will attempt to retake the Ridge.
This Canadian victory represents the deepest advance by the British-led forces to date and the success of the new Canadian approach to conducting trench warfare.