Category Archives: Canadians in France

Black Forestry Men of Nova Scotia 2nd Construction Bn Get Memorial in old French Village

CBC – “What they went through had to be absolutely unbelievable”: Canadian black battalion honoured by French town.

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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

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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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!

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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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