‘It’s really a hometown story’: John McCrae honoured in Guelph
While some think he's from Montreal, others think he's a Brit, the story of soldier, doctor and poet John McCrae traces back to Guelph, Ontario.
unbelievable-facts: “Léo Major was a Canadian soldier who single-handedly captured 93 German soldiers and liberated the city of Zwolle, broke his back, went AWOL from a hospital, rejoined his troops...
Sad pictures of Child Soldiers in WWII
Wars are always started by the adults, but not only adults take part. War does not spare anyone, so armed kids aren't a rare occurrence. Sometimes they
What Soldiers Carried Into Battle On D-Day PLUS 360˚ Views
While the weight of a soldier’s kit could vary—depending on the task—it was anything but light on D-Day. These two figures illustrate, in general terms, the varied and specialized uniform and equipment worn by the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion airborne (left) and North Shore (N.B.) Regiment (right) amphibious assault troops. The weight of an average soldier’s kit could easily exceed 36 kilograms or 80 pounds.
15 year old Hans George Henke of the Hitler Youth, taken prisoner by the soldier of the 9th U.S Army. Giessen, Germany. 1945
Post with 0 votes and 796 views. 15 year old Hans George Henke of the Hitler Youth, taken prisoner by the soldier of the 9th U.S Army. Giessen, Germany. 1945
Canadian Icon Turns 100
Yes, the "silly old bear" is actually quite old! If you were a soldier about to leave for war, what would you do? For Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, a veterinarian from Winnipeg, his answer was, "You know what? I'm gonna buy a bear." On August 24, 1914, just a day after leaving for training to join…
ANZAC Day - an Ode to the Fallen
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Iconic 'Wait For Me, Daddy' WW II photo cast as bronze statues, coin, stamp | CBC News
'Wait For Me, Daddy,' a photo taken of a boy running after his father as he heads to battle, became an iconic symbol of Canada at war. Now, a series of sculptures depicting the scene in the image have been unveiled.
WW1 Canadian Nursing Sister uniform – part 3 – How to wear the uniform
This is part of a serie of 4 posts on the uniform of the WW1 Canadian Nursing Sister. Post 1 can is on the subject of the Service Dress and can be read by clicking here. Post 2 is on the subject of the Ceremonial Dress and can be read by clicking here. Post 4 shows other…
Canada’s WW2 Nursing Sisters
With the outbreak of World War II in 1939, once again civilian nurses came out in droves to enlist. Unlike the Nursing Sisters who came before them, they were no longer an Canadian Expeditionary force attached to the British army, rather they were fully integrated into the Canadian military. In addition, the nursing service went…