Category Archives: Canadians in Belgium

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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Canadians and the Battle of Messines

You are looking at an extract of a map concerning the Battle of Messines on June 7, 1917, which kicked off the 3rd Battle of Ypres and concluded with the capture of Passchendaele in late November 1917. The area is a … Continue reading

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The 2nd Battle of Ypres Remembered

The 2nd Battle of Ypres started 100 years ago on 22 April 1915. The purpose of this post is to give you a sense of the battle from material sourced on the Web plus unique maps created to show you … Continue reading

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Battalion Paymaster Lead the Charge at Kitchener`s Wood

And what of Captain Herrick McGregor? As battalion paymaster, he was expected to stay well back of the battleground. That he did not. Before the first assault on the German line, McGregor was conspicuously lending moral support to the troops. … Continue reading

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The Battle of St. Julien by Kate Colquhoun and much more!

Canadian writers look at St Julien soon after the end of the war – and MANY other topics  

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FRED FISHER VC at St Julien April 1915 by Bill Smy

 By 1900 hrs, the 10th Battery, commanded by Major William B. King, found itself in close contact with the enemy and in imminent danger of being over run. The battery, consisting of four 18-pounders, was deployed in an orchard just … Continue reading

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Artillery Positions at Ypres 4 PM 22 April 1915

The 100th Anniversary of the Battle of 2nd Ypres is fast approaching. So we decided to see if we could peer into the past and generate some map references that you could visit. The aim is ease of access and … Continue reading

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Ypres April 1915 – a brief look back

Joanna Legg has done a study of events that preceded the Canadians involvement in the 3rd week of April. You can read it here. MSG FROM AYCH KEW 8 MAR SECRET – Canadians will move to a new location – planning … Continue reading

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YPRES – APRIL 1915

A story is coming for 22 April Here is quick background to the 2nd Battle of Ypres from the Canadian War Museum In the meantime – please take a minute to look over the cost of this battle. You may … Continue reading

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Finding Old Battle Fields

Remembering Lt Albert Service and his men of the 52nd Battalion CEF killed in action near Hill 60, near Ypres Belgium in 1916. I attended the Canadian Literature of World War One Conference University of Ottawa on 31 July and 1 August. The … Continue reading

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