“You are needed”: Americans in the Canadian Expeditionary Force

The summer of 2017 marks 100 years since the arrival of the first American troops in France. The American Expeditionary Force landed on 26 June 1917, with 14 000 soldiers, a force which eventually grew to about 2 million. However, before the United States joined the war, there were still thousands of Americans fighting in Europe; over 40 000 of those fought with the Canadian Expeditionary Force.  Continue reading ““You are needed”: Americans in the Canadian Expeditionary Force”

The weeks after Vimy: Pte George Washington Hill and the Battle of Arleux

Private George Washington Hill. [c1915-1917]. Collections CCGW/CCGG
Private George Washington Hill. [c1915-1917]. Collections CCGW/CCGG
We posted this snapshot of Private George Washington Hill this week on our social media channels. Hill did not survive the war, but was killed at the Battle of Arleux barely two weeks after the victory at Vimy Ridge. Continue reading “The weeks after Vimy: Pte George Washington Hill and the Battle of Arleux”