The Paris Peace Conference, 1919

One hundred years ago, delegates of the victorious Allied nations arrived in France at the Paris Peace Conference. In the following six months, they would take part in some of the most critical negotiations and decisions to reestablish peace and a new international order. With nearly 61 000 war dead, Prime Minister Sir Robert Borden […]

Beyond the Poet: John McCrae and the Canadian Army Medical Corps

This Sunday, January 28th, will mark the centenary of the death of the well-known Canadian poet- John McCrae. Author of the poem In Flanders Fields, McCrae’s memory is immortalized in the words he wrote during the Second Battle of Ypres. The Canadian soldier, however, was more than just a poet. When the war broke out […]

Centennial Story: Actions at Lens

Click here to see it now at the Google Cultural Institute. Image: “Lens Road Green Crassier”, 1917. A.S. English Fonds, Collections CCGW/CCGG 2016.3.1.2-11

Centennial Story: Battle of Arleux

Click here to see it now at the Google Cultural Institute. Image: 2nd Division, Arleux, April 28-29 1917, Times of London, Times History of the War, 1914-1920.