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Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Passchendaele (The 3rd Batlle of Ypres)

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Summarizes the third battle of Ypres, called Passchendaele. Includes a map, photos and a link to Archivianet's War Diary Database.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Evolution of the Canadian Corps

Type: Document

Provides resources for information not available through the War Diaries collection. Includes information on the Newfoundland Regiment at the Somme, origins of battle names, copyright guidelines for documents in the War Diaries, and a useful glossary of terms and abbreviations appearing in the diaries.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Battle of Vimy Ridge

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Summarizes the Battle of Vimy Ridge fought by the Canadian and British troops in April 1917 to take the ridge back from German occupation. Includes a map, photos, and a link to the ArchiviaNet War Diary Database.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Canal-du-Nord and Cambrai

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Cambrai is situated in the Nord-Pas de Calais region in northern France. West of Cambrai lies the Canal-du-Nord, whose construction at the outbreak of war had been left incomplete, a serious obstacle to Allied troops advancing from the west. The battle towards Cambrai dealt a mortal blow to a weakened, but resistant, German enemy in the course of the last 100 days of the Great War. Includes map, photographs, and a link to Archivianet's War Diary Database.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Battles of the Somme

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Summarizes the Battles of the Somme, fought by the Canadian troops against the Germans in autumn of 1916. Links to Archivianet's War Diary Database.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Louis-Antoine de Bougainville's Journal - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

Description of television episode on memoirs of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, General Montcalm's aide-de-camp. Provides brief overview of the North American Indians' alliances with the French as well as observations of their skills and culture. This episode is part of the "Canada: A People's History" series. Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

From a Stretcher Handle: The World War I Journal of Pte. Frank Walker

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Private Frank Walker, a stretcher bearer serving with the Canadian Field Ambulance, Canadian Medical Corps during WWI, kept a journal during his war years. Provides excerpts from his wartime journal.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Assignment: Grades 6-8: From Volunteers to Victory - Canada and the Korean War - For Teachers

Type: Document

An activity to help students understand the role and experiences of the Canadian soldier during the Korean War. It includes ideas for assignments as well as references to media resources.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Diaries and Letters - Canada in the First World War

Type: Document

This table of contents provides links to a number of personal written accounts of life and battle on the Western Front.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Canada and the First World War - We Were There - Lois Allan

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At 18 years of age, Lois Allan enrolled in the Farm Service Corps, an initiative of the Government of Ontario to replace the men who had left the farms for the Front. Agriculture was just one facet of women's contribution to the war effort during the First World War.

Site: Library and Archives Canada