In honour of Vimy 100, we have prepared two new online exhibition hosted through Google Cultural Institute. Click here to see them now.
Image: (Left) Bessie Atkinson c1914-1917, Wadena, Saskatchewan. Loan of S. Bailey and J. Bradford. (Right) [Harry White] Norman Lang, 65th Overseas Battalion (Saskatoon Daily Star Job Dept. 1916). 12 Rare D 547 C2 65th, Hartland Molson Library, Canadian War Museum.
After eight weeks of following Cpl. Harry White to Vimy through his letters, we complete our special presentation with an interactive exhibition. Dear Bessie: A Wartime Love Story is immersed with images, maps, and sounds, transporting us from Wadena, Saskatchewan to Vimy, France.
The Centennial Story Vimy Ridge 9-12 April 1917 reviews this key moment of Canadian history.
Throughout the First World War, 2,500 Canadian nurses served abroad, 2,000 of them fully trained nurses, and 500 VAD nurses who signed up when the