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As the men in small Canadian communities left to fight the war in Europe, those at home looked for ways to contribute to the war effort themselves. The civilian mobilization of the First World War, and after it the Second, was all encompassing and those on the Home Front found themselves collecting scrap materials, knitting socks and making parcels for the Red Cross, all to support the war effort. Continue reading
Many of us are familiar with the photographs of Marilyn Monroe entertaining American troops during the Korean War; however the tradition of providing troop entertainment to boost morale has roots in the First World War.
Canadian War Museum announced the acquisition of the ships wheel belonging to the World War I-era naval cruiser, the HMCS Niobe. The Niobe was scrapped in 1920, but the ships wheel ended up in the Camden Shipyard & Naval Museum. It was repatriated to Canada just this year. Continue readingThis week, the
This clipping was sent to us this week from one of our supporters; it was published in September in the obituary section of the Montreal Gazette by William Elliott’s family to mark the centenary of his death at Courcelette on the Somme. I thought it would make a good post this week because it represents so much of what we at the Centre want to achieve; that is, long-lasting relevance and connection to the memories of those involved in the First World War. Continue reading
Centennial Feature for the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Thiepval Ridge. Elliot was killed on 28 September 1916 when the battalion tried to take Kenora Trench. He was listed as missing and his body was never found. Continue readingWe featured this silver Memorial Cross, given to the mother of Private Robert Elliot of the 14th Battalion, as part of our