Monthly Archives: February 2015

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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Past Meetings

Our meeting Sunday 7 Sep featured author Martin Middlebrook. His work was described here by the Ottawa Citizen.

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3 more VC Winners – Courtesy of LCol Bill Smy and Maj Al Mcdonald

When you have a passion for history it doesn’t get much better than the work of LCol Bill Smy of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment in St Catherines Ontario – Al McDonald of Montreal contributed for the story on William … Continue reading

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Valour Road – 3 VC Winners from Winnipeg

Valour Road A Book by Canadian Author John Nadler Commemorating 3 VC Winners was published in September Read More Here

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The Lost Sketchbooks

A lookback at famous artist and illustrator Edward Shenton, who went to France as a soldier in the 28th Infantry Division in 1918. Well worth it. Your web team got a copy! The Lost Sketchbooks

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John McCrae Statue Project

You can be part of the John McCrae Statue Project honouring the author of the famous WW1 poem “In Flanders Fields“. More info below John McCrae Statue Project

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Old Bill and Capt Bruce Bairnsfather

Timeless humour courtesy of the links The wit and wisdom of Capt Bruce Bairnsfather Fragments from France Volumes 1 2 3 4 5 6  

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Tracing Ronnie Mackinnon

From The Western Front Association Stand To! No 84 Article Extract Princess Patricia’s Pals by Gordon MacKinnon Introduction Two young soldiers stand in a French house, leaning on a high stool to keep still whilst the film is being exposed, … Continue reading

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Rehabbing the Vimy Gun

THE GERMAN GUN AT NIAGARA CAPTURED BY THE 7TH BATTALION, CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 13 APRIL 1917  Prepared by Lieutenant Colonel William A. Smy, OMM, CD, UE December 2009 The German gun, on the Common at Niagara-on-the-Lake until recently, was captured … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

More items we will get to (time permitting) – links may have expired but w will get to them NEW! CBC Videos of WW1 RemembranceNEW! Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Men Remembered (Click Image) “In memory of 1701 men of … Continue reading

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