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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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BBC – WW1 UNCUT

A series of short videos on life of the soldier with BBC presenter Dan Snow.

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

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 your head – … Continue reading

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Vimy Ridge Map

See a new, modern map of the Vimy Ridge Attack as well as contemporary versions.

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The Men of Newcastle

This gallery contains 4 photos.

Images of the stone memorial tablets just inside the Newcastle Memorial Hall remembering the men of the town who served.

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CBC Video – finding the 78th Bn Soldiers

How a French teen found a link to Canadians who fought in his town http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/episodes/forgotten-no-more-the-lost-men-of-the-78th

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Early WW1 Publications – 1st Contingent names and more

7th Cdn Fd Arty Bde Names * 10th Canadian Fd Arty Bde Names * Canadian Gunner Officers who served The Entire First Canadian Contingent of 1914 Montreal Mobilisation information 1914 The Battle of The Canal Du Nord This is for … Continue reading

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