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Repertoire of resources pertaining to John McCrae, a doctor, teacher, and poet who served in both the South African War and the First World War. His famous poem "In Flanders Fields" can also be found here.
Veterans Affairs Canada
John McCrae, deeply affected by the fighting and losses in France, became bitter and disillusioned. When his health finally failed in January 1918 he was buried with full military honours in Wimereux Cemetery, just north of Boulogne close to the fields of Flanders.
This report deals with the Canadian Base Depot, and in particular with the work of men attached to the Depot during the heavy air raids on Merseyside, England during the early part of May, 1941.
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In April 1915, John McCrae, now a major and a brigade-surgeon, was in the trenches near Ypres, where he witnessed the devastation of battle. Moved by the deaths of fallen comrades, he composed his famous poem "In Flanders Fields."
The French military medical services provided New France with its doctors. Physicians were very rare, while the lesser-qualified surgeons were more common. These medical professionals cared for civilian and soldier alike.
Sir Eugène Fiset (1874-1951) was a doctor, soldier, Deputy Minister of Defence, Member of Parliament, and Lieutenant Governor. (Private collection)
A bibliography of information on the Canadian Army Medical Corps who handled the casualties of World War I.
Library and Archives Canada
In 1937 the Japanese army took charge of much of eastern China. Although China was a Second World War backwater, the largest part of the Japanese army was tied down in China, maintaining internal order, and this limited what Japan could do in its war against the Allies. The conflict between China and Japan affected Canada both socially and militarily.
Canadian War Museum
Alcohol was the only escape from a highly regulated life for many British soldiers during the 18th and 19th centuries. As a result, drunkenness and alcoholism were common. With roughly 90% of the men bachelors, prostitution and venereal disease were also big problems.
A biography of John McCrae's early years, from his birth in 1872 in Guelph, Ontario, to his internship at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, in1899.