The Final Flight of Manfred von Richtofen – From the Air

Garfield Ingram retraced the final flight of the Red Baron with a flight of his own with a local pilot. The experience left him convinced of how von Richtofen was killed.

Ingram spoke to COBWFA Members  in a Zoom online presentation on Oct. 16.

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The Maple Leaf, Vol. 39, is in the mail

The latest edition of our branch magazine is off the press and in the mail. This issue features numerous stories written by members, including the story of a MkIV tank, “Deborah”, the 21st Battalion’s role in the Battle of Mount Sorrel, the story of LCol Bent’s pistol, Gothas over London and several profiles of individual Canadians’ war experience.

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New Videos on the 15th Bn CEF at Mount Sorrel, the Somme

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We remember 105th anniversary of Mount Sorrel/Observatory Ridge Our thanks to Greg Young who produced the video to help us remember the Battle of Mount Sorrel in the Ypres salient from 2 to 13 June 1916 and the role played … Continue reading

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Battle of Festubert – 15th Battalion 19-31 May 1915

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Background on Festubert from the 15th Battalion

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Hill 70 and Mont Sorrel With Norm Christie of CEF Books

Norm Christie’s CEF BOOKS is your first stop to learn about the Canadians in WW1 Learn about Norm Christie’s CEF Books and Battle Field Tours Store Tour Information TV Series

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Siegfried Sassoon: Liverpool’s War Poet?

A very intersting Zoom presentation we attended from afar. Thanks to Alban O’Brien More from the very interesting Youtube Channel Victorian Britain

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106th Anniversary of the Battle of 2nd Ypres

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Roll call of the survivors on 25 April 1915 after the gas attack. three officers and 316 men answered the roll from a pre-battle strength of 980.
 

On 22 April 1915, the German 26th Reserve Corps launched the opening attack of the battle of 2nd Ypres against the French 87th Territorial and 45th Algerian Divisions on the immediate left flank of the 1st Canadian Division. The assault was preceded by the first mass use of poison gas in modern warfare and the effect was devastating. By midnight, the Germans had penetrated deep into the French sector and were threatening the now exposed Canadian left flank. Continue reading

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Fly The Battlefields

While we wait in our trenches for the whistle signifying the end of COVID – here is an interesting video for you.

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Andy Robertshaw and the Filming of 1917

Andy Robertshaw spoke to COBWFA members and guests in our second virtual branch meeting of the year. Continue reading

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