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WWI: Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917: At last a victory

The First World War had been going badly for the Allies stuck in this deadly conflict of attrition amid appalling conditions. A new and desperate plan was formed- take the heights from the Germans at Vimy. The early morning of »

International, Politics, Society

Centennial of the end of the First World War: The World Remembers project

It was an international project produced by Canadian actor and playwright, R.H. Thomson and a non-profit organisation It’s called “The World Remembers”. Each centennial year of the war, the war dead have been remembered by projecting their names onto a »

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Artistic documentary: Remembering Vimy

Historical century old military films presented in a new and fascinating way. This year marks the centennial of a number of incredible yet tragically costly Canadian victories in the First World War. Canada had also sent photo and film units »

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 »

International, Society

WW1: 100 years- Newfoundland’s victory amidst Gallipoli’s failure

The Gallipoli campaign in WW1, is generally considered as a tragic failure for the Allies, and a personal failure for Winston Churchill, then Lord of the Admiralty. But 100 years ago within that greater failure, soldiers from the island nation »