Highlights / First World War

International, Politics, Society

WWI-The Last 100 Days- led by Canada

Canadian War Museum exhibit Almost as soon as they entered the front lines in 1915, the Canadians began to earn the respect of both friend and foe.  By 1918, Canadians were considered to be the best troops of the war.» 

Economy, Society

New Postage stamp for Remembrance

On this special centennial year of Remembrance, Canada Post has issued a new postage stamp. The Armistice ending the horrors of the First World War came into effect 100 years ago on November 11, 1918. It was Canada that led» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

The Battle of Hill 70: Graphic novel for students

Canadians unfortunately really know very little of their own history. To help bring some of that history to young Canadians, a graphic novel was made about a major battle and victory by Canadian troops in the First World War. Matthew» 

International, Politics, Society

First World War battle of 101 years ago remembered

It was a tremendous and typically horrific battle, but by the end of the day, the Canadians had succeeded where others had failed at a stupefying cost in lives. The place was a piece of high ground near Vimy France,» 

International, Society

Canadians visit WWI battlegrounds in record numbers

Last year was the centenary of many great Canadian victories in the First World War, helping to end the war in 1918. The attention given to those battles, including a newly erected monument to commemorate the battle of Hill 70» 

Economy, International, Society

History Canada: Dec. 6, 1917: WWI strikes Halifax

Worst domestic tragedy in Canada, the biggest man-made, non-nuclear explosion in history. In was December 6, 1917 and deadly war in Europe still dragged on with its massive destruction and horrific toll in lives. Canada’s east coast port city of» 

International, Politics, Society

Remembrance Week: Passchendaele – Centennial of a horrific battle

The word “hell” doesn’t begin to describe it, but that was the only word that came close to describing the Third Battle of Ypres also known as the Battle of Passchendaele and used by survivors. After British, Australian and New» 

International, Society

New stamp honours 100th anniversary of Canada’s worst domestic tragedy

Exactly 100 years ago on December 6 1917, the bustling Canadian port city of Halifax Nova Scotia was destroyed. Some 2,000 people died, immediately or shortly thereafter, and another 9,000 suffered a variety of injuries. It was surely one of» 

International, Society

Remembrance week: 100 years, the blood soaked fields of Flanders

November 6, Canadians take Passchendaele This year marks the 100th anniversary of many momentous battle of the First World War. After incredible but costly victories at Vimy and Hill 70, the Canadians were called upon to take the village of» 

International, Society

100 years later, finally a memorial to a forgotten battle

One hundred years ago this week, a geographic mound outside the French city of Lens was the site of a major strategic battle of the First World War. Known as the Battle of Hill 70, it was a  10-day struggle»