Latest Updates

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended in-person meetings until further notice. Our first online meeting took place on Nov. 1, 2020 and was enjoyed by all. On Nov. 8, Tim Cook spoke to us via Zoom to talk about his latest book (see below) and on Dec. 6, we will welcome Andy Robertshaw to talk about his work on the film 1917.

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Join us online to hear Andy Robertshaw – Dec. 6

Military historian and film consultant Andy Robertshaw will finally reveal the secrets of his work on the award-winning film 1917 in our next online presentation on Dec. 6 at 10:30am (EDT). Continue reading

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Tim Cook speaks about his latest book

Award-winning Canadian military historian Tim Cook joined the COBWFA membership for our first online presentation on Nov. 8, 2020 to talk about his latest book, The Fight for History.

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New documentary film features The Crow’s Nest Officers Club

‘Fifty Nine Steps to The Crow’s Nest’ is a 30-minute documentary that chronicles the Crow’s Nest’s establishment during the Second World War and its continuing relevance as a ‘living museum’ in modern day St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador. Continue reading

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15th Battalion – Battle of Hill 70

The is the third in a series of videos produced by the 15th Battalion CEF Memorial Project to commemorate the battalion’s role in a number of the key battles of The Great War in which, as part of the Canadian Corps, the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders) was engaged. Continue reading

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102nd anniversary of the Battle of The Canal du Nord

September 26-27 marked the 102nd anniversary of the battle of The Canal du Nord, which is often considered to have been the Canadian Corp’s greatest tactical achievement. Continue reading

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102 years later – The Crow’s Nest & D-Q Line

September 1 is the 102nd anniversary of the battle for the Drocourt-Queant Line and more specifically for the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders), the assault on The Crow’s Nest at Hendecourt-les-Cagnicourt. Continue reading

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Greetings Members & Friends of the COBWFA – Fall 2020

I sincerely hope and wish that this note finds you and your families well during these difficult times. I know many of you have faced some challenges, but I am reminded that good comes from all adversity so let us look forward to better days ahead together. Thank you to all of you for your continued support of the COBWFA and our Great War Family. There has never been a more important time to protect the memory of those that came before us. Continue reading

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The Legacy of WW2 – Tim Cook

A video on the Legacy of WW2 from Tim Cook – well known to many for his work on WW1 Canadians.

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Penguin Pans Piper

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Quick notes on Mapping

In WW1 mapping was crucial to know where you and the enemy were located. The British Army maps of yesteryear are now able to give you accurate position data you can use in a GPS to find your way along the dusty byways of 1914-1918. Continue reading

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