Highlights / WWI

International, Society

History Canada: Dec. 6, 1917 Canada’s worst domestic tragedy

It 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 Halifax, Nova Scotia, had become a main staging point for the war» 

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Your hosts, Terry and Marc Canada welcomes genocide lawsuit against Myanmar, says Freeland Gambia has launched a lawsuit against Myanmar (formerly Burma) claiming that state has committed genocide against their Rohingya minority. In Canada, a unanimous vote in the House» 

International, Politics, Society

Hill 70: Memorial to Canadian fallen in France officially opens to public.

All volunteer, privately funded project This month, what is very probably the last monument to commemorate the fallen of the First World War, was officially opened in France. The impressive Hill 70 memorial at Loos-en-Gohelle (near Lens) was officially opened» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada History: Aug 8, 1918: WWI- the beginning of the end

Epic battle and Canada’s 100 days. By this time in the First World War, Canadian troops had come to be feared by the Germans as the best of the Entente (Allied) forces. The Canadian reputation had begun early in the» 

International, Society

Cottage cannon: Historic WWI howitzer finds a new home.

It’s certainly not every summer cottage in a serene setting surrounded by trees and nature that has a large artillery piece commanding the view out over the tranquil lake. For many decades a German Krupp 150mm heavy howitzer from WWI,» 

Society

Asian History Month: Private Frederick Lee, Canadian soldier WWI

As Canada entered the First World War, anti-Chinese immigrant sentiment was still very strong. In fact neither Chinese immigrants nor their descendants were allowed to become Canadian citizens. Fred Lee came from a large and relatively successful family in Kamloops» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada history: WWI- April 22-24, 1915: Baptism by fire and poison gas

By April 1915, the First World War already had months of grinding deadly stalemate already behind it. Canadians, relatively fresh on the scene. had been moved into an allied bulge into the German lines called the Ypres Salient. Second Battle» 

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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 war of attrition amid appalling conditions. A new and desperate plan was formed- take the heights from the Germans at Vimy. The early morning of» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canada history: March 12, 1930: the tragic end of one of the greatest fighter aces of WWI

Canada’s William Barker is the British Commonwealth’s most decorated war hero, yet few people really remember the First World War fighter ace today. With a score of 50 planes shot down, and several heavily defended observation balloons, he was among» 

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.»