Monthly Archives: January 2015

Technology from the Western Front

Wired Magazine General Currie rode this when he wasn`t on a horse (we think) Indispensable Vehicles That Got Their Start in WWI More Machines from the Great War Wikipedia Technology during WW1 Der Spiegal – Germany A Revolution in Killing: … Continue reading

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Tell Your WW1 Relative`s story

When you were younger  you may have heard a story of what your WW1 relative may have seen or experienced. Why not share it here? Leave a note saying what you remember, where your relative may have served or what he/she … Continue reading

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Books to Read on WW1

Selections From Project Gutenberg and their WW1 Bookshelf (click the HTML version of the item you want to look at) The Great War As I Saw It  by Frederick George Scott Over the top with the 25th: Chronicle of events at … Continue reading

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Selected University Theses on WW1 and Canada

Wednesday, 08 December 2010 02:22 From Queen`s University in Kingston, Ontario Items from the WW1 Archives University Theses – Research papers at The National Archives zzzzzzzzzzzzz! Whoops! You may have thought your intrepid web master was snoring away. Dreaming of … Continue reading

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Memorial to men of Malvern Collegiate Institute

Malvern monument’s restoration will be celebrated with a rededication ceremony By David Fuller Originally published in the Beach Metro News Nov. 2 2011 A very special 89-year-old will celebrate his arrival in the Beach this Friday – and he’s been … Continue reading

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Two Victoria Cross Winners – Fisher and Lyall – of St Catherines Ontario

LCol Bill Smy has written extensively on Fred Fisher and Graham Lyall, VC Winners who lived in St Catherines Ontario before 1914. Both works are excellent PDF on Lyall here    PDF on Fisher here      

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Cpl William Metcalfe – VC

Thanks to Maj (ret) Al McDonald and Cpl William Burwood of the Canadian Scottish Regiment. After much too much delay – we present the story of two members of one of Canada’s famous Highland Infantry Regiments who travelled across the … Continue reading

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Valour Road – Three Winnipeg VC Winners on the same street

Valour Road John Nadler has written a wonderful book. His short bio from Amazon.com informs us he “is a Canadian author, journalist, and feature writer who has lived in Europe for the last two decades. He is also the author … Continue reading

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GUARDING NIAGARA: by LCol (ret) Bill Smy

GUARDING NIAGARA:  by LCol (ret) Bill Smy …….. Lincoln and Welland Regiment THE WELLAND CANAL FORCE 1914 – 1918 Declaration of War Prior to World War I the Canadian Militia was, by virtue of its size, the Canadian Army. From … Continue reading

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Protection of Monuments to WW1 Service Men

David Fuller provided this Press Release from Veterans Affairs Parliamentary Secretary Eve Adams Reinforces Government’s Commitment to Protect Cenotaphs and Monuments Toronto – On behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Eve Adams, Parliamentary Secretary to the … Continue reading

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