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Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Frequently Asked Questions

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On August 6, 1914, a grateful Empire sent word requesting that Canada's offer of soldiers be "dispatched as soon as possible." Presents an overview of the formation of new Canadian military units to help Britain fight the First World War.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

2000 Veterans' Week Poster

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Here are some activities and symbols associated with Remembrance Day. Also some little known facts regarding our men over seas and life on the homefront are presented. Service Women, politicians, families and heroes are all remembered on this site.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

The Salvation Army - War Services Images

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This is a slide presentation of 25 images showing Salvation Army's work during the First and Second World Wars as well as in the postwar period.

Site: Canadian War Museum

1996 Remembrance Day Poster

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This poster tries to capture the bleakness and poignacy of a soldier's experience while reminding us of the importance of involving today's youth in remembrance. The goals of the Remembrance Day Poster program are outlined here as is the aim of Veterans Affairs Canada.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Beaumont-Hamel National Historic Site of Canada: The Price We Paid for Nationhood: Beaumont-Hamel and Vimy Ridge: Lesson Plan

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Students are given a variety of sources to help them gain a better understanding of the First World War, and its significant effects on Canadian society and culture. The battlefields and monuments of Vimy Ridge and Beaumont-Hamel, both located in France, were officially declared National Historic Sites of Canada on April 9, 1997.

Site: Parks Canada

Remembrance Day Posters

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Each year Veterans Affairs Canada commissions the design of a poster to commemorate Veterans' Week. Over the years, the Veterans' Week posters have been both artistic and photographic in nature. The themes range from marking battles or events to portraying the personal side of war and peace.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

2003 Remembrance Day Poster

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2003 marked the 50th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice. To help Canadians remember the sacrifice and achievement by Canadian forces during this time, a poster was commissioned featuring the Monument to Canadian Fallen located in Busan, South Korea. More information can be found on this site for those who are interested in learning about this monument and the Canadians who served in the Korean War.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

2002 Veterans' Week Poster

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It is important that the youth of today do not forget the sacrifices of the youth of yesterday. This poster shows one youth remembering those soldiers who are buried in France.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

2001 Veterans' Week Poster

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The collage of photos presented on this poster represents the three branches of the armed forces and the three major conflicts Canada has participated in during the Twentieth Century. Our modern day Peace Keepers are also represented.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - Poster

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A poster depicting an outline of a First World War soldier in the foreground and the National War Memorial in the background. A line from 'In Flanders Fields' is quoted and the event the image is meant to honour is mentioned.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada