Excellent Canadian Websites

British Columbia

Ontario

National

  • Canadian War Museum
  • Veterans Affairs Virtual war Memorial
    This site contains a registry of information about the graves and memorials of more than 116,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who served valiantly and gave their lives for their country. Included on this site are the memorials of more than 1500 soldiers who died in service to Canada since the Korean War, including peacekeeping and other operations. The site also contains digital images of photographs and personal memorabilia about individual Canadians. The purpose of the Canadian Virtual War Memorial is to recognize and keep alive the memory of the achievements and sacrifices made by those who served Canada in the defence of freedom and so have contributed to the development of Canada as a nation.
  • Canadian Geneology and Military History LInks
    Links galore for you from a Canadian perspective

International

WW1 Cemeteries.com
Photographs of all 940 Cemeteries of 40 burials and above that were featured in Sidney C. Hurst’s 1929 book “The Silent Cities”

Pierre grande Guerre
Pierre Grand Guerre takes you back in time to the Western Front, featuring Google Earth satellite shots of the former battlefields as they are today  (i.e. Vimy!), and many translations in English of texts or inscriptions in German, French, or Flemish on the memorials along the Front.

United States

Trenches on The Web
These pages contain information on the people, places, and events that comprised one of the worst calamities of modern history. Entire kingdoms were to vanish in the clash. The map makers of the world would be busy indeed!

The trenches are set up in such a way as to allow you to explore the “The Great War” at your own pace and in your own manner.

PBS Great War Series
The eight-part PBS series, The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century, a co-production of KCET/Los Angeles and the BBC, in association with England’s London-based Imperial War Museum, premiered on PBS November 10, 1996 to great critical acclaim. The series won two Emmy awards, the Alfred du Pont Journalism Award, the George Foster Peabody Award, the Producers Guild of American Vision Award, the International Documentary Association: Best Limited Series Award, and a Director’s Guild Nomination. It was the first TV production ever to go beyond the military and political history of World War I to reveal its ongoing, social, cultural and personal impact.

WW1 Songs
Recordings of songs your grandfathers or great grandfathers may have heard. Excellent!

Western Front Assn USA
Founded in 1980, The Western Front Association brings together those eager to learn about what scholar-diplomat George Kennan labeled “the seminal tragedy of the 20th century.”

The WFA seeks to honor and perpetuate the memory of those who fought on both sides of the battlefront.

We concentrate particularly on the causes of the conflict and its impact on our times.

Members´ interests range far beyond the fighting in France and Flanders.

Our focus extends to all combat theaters, as well as to the political, diplomatic, economic, social, scientific, cultural, literary and spiritual dimensions of this, our first industrialized war.

UK

Imperial War Museum – The Somme
Between 1 July and 18 November 1916 Britain’s new volunteer army took the leading role in a battle on the Western Front for the first time.

The Somme offensive was intended to achieve a decisive victory for the British and French Allies over the Germans on the Western Front after 18 months of trench deadlock.

Although the Germans were weakened, the Allies failed to achieve all of their objectives and the war was to continue for another two years. Over a million men from both sides became casualties in the long and bitter struggle on the Somme in 1916.

The Sparticus Internet Encyclopedia: The First World War
Part of their British History 1700 – 1950 section.

Hellfire Corner
By Tom Morgan

Western Front Association
Our parent organisation

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