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Bertie Nackogie #1006931 (originally on COBWFA 2012)

Many of you know about Bob Richardon`s Blog and his efforts to find and document the final  resting spot of a World War One soldier and Cree native, Private Bertie Nackogie #1006931. The link to his blog is found below. Bertie was … Continue reading

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Letters from Joe Sproule – Canadian Machine Gun Corps

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 (Sproule) and Henry Golay then living in Bowmanville, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Soldiers of the 58th Bn CEF

An Address delivered by Gordon MacKinnon at the Church of the Transfiguration Manor Road East, Toronto, on 6 November 2005. Veterans Affairs Canada has declared 2005 The Year of the Veteran and it is fitting that we should take some … Continue reading

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Mapping Vimy Ridge Battle Site

14 April 2016 Out line of short paper on how the Vimy Map was made, to test the auto alert system for registered subscribers to www.cobwfa.ca More to follow RE IMAGING VIMY RIDGE Previously -Mapped outline of 2nd Ypres and … Continue reading

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The first night in France

This map shows the general location of the Canadian Base Camp in France that was in use in August 1916 as referred to in the 54th Bn website. Its in an area known as Rouelles and is parkland today. Did … Continue reading

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Updates for Nov

28 Nov 2015 Added Bruce Cane’s link to “It made you think of Home” on main page www.cobwfa.ca

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Updates for October 2015

19 Oct – added TANKS IN THE GREAT WAR by JFC Fuller in BOOKS 18 Oct – added an video on Machine Guns on the main page at the bottom and a Podcast on the same topic in Technology 17 Oct … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the First World War

18 Oct 2015 How did the Red Baron meet his end? The final answer here at link (we’re sure there will be more final anwers). Thanks to Bill Smy! Click here to see his excellent work.

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Remembering Trench Warfare in World War I

Germany’s plan to knock France out of the war with an early strike had clearly failed by early September 1914. The Allies had halted the German drive toward Paris during the First Battle of the Marne, resulting in a stalemate. The … Continue reading

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World War I and the Legacy of Chemical Weapons

At 5 p.m. on April 22, 1915, the Germans released around 168 tons of chlorine gas, using the prevailing wind to carry the toxic cloud toward the French 45th and 87th Divisions at Gravenstafel. The gas worked far better than … Continue reading

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