Category Archives: Canadians in France

Soldier’s identity discovered through research for The Maple Leaf

When COBWFA member Rod Henderson turned in a story about the Canadian Corps Championships of 1918 for an upcoming edition of branch magazine The Maple Leaf, one of the photographs available to illustrate it was of an unnamed corporal of … 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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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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Vimy Ridge Map

More is coming soon But here is the map I made of the Vimy Operation See map – head for Berlin, git goin’ The Camps the troops stayed in are here Signed G2 Here are the Battalion routes  

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Rear Area Camps at Vimy Ridge

The map below is where the Canadian Army had their camps during the time they were in the Vimy Sector. What you see below is just one of the benefits of joining COBWFA. The numbers below are the GPS coordinates … Continue reading

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Etaples and the Canadian Base

This image shows you a map of the Etaples facilities. Its a WW1 era map found here. Click to read about life in a life saving base. Many Canadians were sent there for surgery/recovery. Many are still there. Where were … Continue reading

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Let’s Help Norm Find 44 Lost Canadian Scottish Soldiers!

This gallery contains 19 photos.

A recent National Post news item featured Norm Christie and his belief that 44 Can Scots are buried, and were forgotten in the post war cleanup, near Neuville St Vaast which is just North of Arras. See the story here … Continue reading

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Where is THERE? Remembering The 1st Canadian Division at Neuve Chapelle 10 – 13 March 1915

Records of battles are easy to find. Where they occurred are often recorded in media of the day and that can be a daunting problem if you want to walk the ground. However, when the battle fades into memory the … 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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