First World War

Canadians need to do more for Remembrance Day | Toronto Sun

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           Sunday marks the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War. The ceasefire was signed in November 1918 and news of the war’s end was quickly and widely celebrated throughout the British Empire. World War One was known at the time as “the war to end all wars” and when the …

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In their honour, we publish their names | Maclean’s

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           Maclean’s has published more than 66,000 covers, each one dedicated to an individual Canadian who died in the First World War. Featured image: The statue known as Mother Canada looks out over Vimy Ridge as part of the memorial commemorating Canadian war losses near Arras, France. If you hold a paper version of Maclean’s, consider …

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Battle of the Somme was fought above and below ground.

The Battle of the Somme was fought above and below ground.

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             Trench warfare – where opposing forces faced each other across battle grounds in trenches and sought to advance on one another to gain ground – is a well known aspect of the First World War.   What is less well known is the underground battle being fought simultaneously. The Battle of the Somme is noted for …

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