Highlights/WWI

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.» 

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» 

Politics, Society

Remembrance Day: Sacrifices of war, but do Canadians know?

We are now just days away from the important commemoration for the men and women who died in the cause of freedom in wars and conflicts. Remembrance Day is marked every year on the 11th of November, the date when» 

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» 

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»