Highlights/Ypres

International, Politics, Society

Canadians to recreate Armistice parade in Mons, Belgium, 100 years later

In November 1918 the horrific toll of the First World War was coming to an end. The Armistice to end hostilities was being negotiated. On the morning of the 11th, official word came to the Canadians to hold their place» 

International, Society

Remembrance Week: 100th anniversary ceremonies Passchendaele

Ceremonies in Belgium mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele Hell. It’s the word most often used to describe the Third Battle of Ypres and Passchendaele, in an already hellish war. Canadians took Passchendaele ridge» 

Society

Remembrance: Montreal hospitals commemorate two of their own.

During Remembrance Day today, staff, patients, and visitors gathered at the MUHC cafeteria for the ceremony to commemorate the centenery of the poem “In Flanders Fields” and remember two of their famous doctors, author Lt-Col John McCrae, and Victoria Cross» 

International, Society

The most famous poem in WWI

Arguably the most famous poem of the First World War, In Flanders Fields” was penned by a distraught, but patriotic, Canadian doctor and was published for the first time on December 8, 1915. Inscription of the complete poem in a» 

International, Politics, Society

April 24- Anniversary of WWI gas attacks, and Canadian courage

This week in April marks the deadly and devastating use of poison gas in WWI. Although the Germans had attempted some limited use of poison gas previously, it was in April 1915 that gas was employed effectively for the first»