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History, May 25, 2000 Canada’s unknown soldier comes home

There are thousands of young soldiers buried in Europe whose identities have been lost. These are the unknown soldiers. The Canadian section of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records show that over 27,000 Canadian soldiers, mostly from WWI, have no »

International, Society

Update: The search for lost WWI soldiers

Last year, historian, author, and documentary filmmaker Norm Christie said a long and painstaking research effort had led him to what he believes is the unmarked grave of some 44 Canadian soldiers. Since then several people have asked for an »

International, Society

Industrial development adds haste to search for WWI dead

A Canadian researcher is hoping to locate the bodies of some 44 Canadian soldiers killed during the battle at Vimy in the First World War, and he says after 97 years, there’s an urgency to the task. The Canadian memorial »

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April 1917: Canadian bravery, blood, victory and the sense of nationhood

On this day, April 9, 1917, during the First World War, tens of thousands of Canadian soldiers lay shivering in the damp chill of trenches, dugouts, or waiting in deep underground caves. Interview 2012 with Canadian historian Jack Granatstein Canadian »

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History: April 9, 1917 : Memoirs on the Vimy anniversary

In the wee hours of April 9, 1917, tens of thousands of  young Canadian soldiers, lay damp and shivering in the muddy trenches in northern France Among them was a 21 –year old medical student from Hamilton in southern  Ontario, »