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Private John Joseph Belfontaine Regimental Number 111030

In Memoriam Private John Joseph Belfontaine Regimental Number 111030 by Chris Belfontaine John (Jack) Belfontaine enlisted in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in Halifax, Nova Scotia on his 17th birthday, June 21st 1915. According to family folklore the recruitment officer, … Continue reading

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Captain Alec Jack, 54th Battalion CEF, 1967 interviews on Vimy Ridge

Transcribed by Sandy Wightman – grandson of Alec W Jack Mr. Chapel’s two tape recorded undated Interview with Alec Jack – from the CBC Note to readers: I have transcribed these notes from a photo copy of a photo copy … Continue reading

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Rudyard Kipling and the Great War – with a Canadian Flavour

THE NEW ARMY IN TRAINING BY RUDYARD KIPLING  IV CANADIANS IN CAMP Before you hit the buffalo, find out where the rest of the herd is. – Proverb. introduction notes on the text THIS particular fold of downs behind Salisbury … Continue reading

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Building the Leadership of the CEF

Canadian Army Journal article about how the battalion leadership was found and formed into a deadly fighting force. caj_vol9-1_05_e-command-in-ww1

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Letters to Marie

Mike Dobson contributed this a few years ago. These are the letters of our Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather, #157114 Pte JG Sproule, 3rd Cdn MG Coy, BEF, France written to his cousin Marie Golay. Marie was the daughter of Katherine … Continue reading

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BBC – WW1 UNCUT

A series of short videos on life of the soldier

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WW1 Summer Activities

Anyone have any stories to share? Send them to the blog direct if you need help email info@cobwfa.ca

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COBWFA UPDATE 20 AUG

Technical puzzle – any Word Press operators out there? The site has some sort of immediate update glitch. Once a new item is added it locks me out – however – for this post I am posting through WordPress Ideas … Continue reading

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Navigating the Western Front Today British Library Trench Maps in Google Earth

27 June 2016 By Hack-Wheeze Colonel. It’s almost time to plan your attack on the Western Front. Your trip will take you through pleasant places that sell strangely interesting drinks and cakes.  If you want to experience the sound of a Whizz-bang in … Continue reading

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VIMY RIDGE MAP

Modern Map of Vimy Ridge Attack info for you CLICK IMAGE BELOW Map pops up to large size WW1 Version April 24 1917 See the Vimy Battle Field on Google Earth (zip file) GENERAL HAIG’S MAP

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