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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105 years later- 15th Bn CEF at Mount Sorrel/Observatory Ridge

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We remember 105th anniversary of Mount Sorrel/Observatory Ridge. Background link via the Canadian War Museum 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 … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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