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A Letter from Ypres

Writing from the trenches of World War I, a young Canadian private shares the terror of the first effective gas attack on the Western Front.

Fields of remembrance

The Great War is never far away in a region where thousands of Canadians sacrificed and are buried. Photo essay by Phil Koch.

The Polish connection

The rich history of Ontario’s Niagara-on-the-Lake includes a brief spell as a training ground for a Polish army-in-exile.

The Second Battle of Ypres and the Creation of a YMCA Hero

YMCA Honourary Captain Oscar Irwin was killed when he joined the battalion as it set out to retake St. Julien from the Germans on April 23, 1915.

Sexing Up Canada’s First World War

Sex work remains an understudied aspect of the First World War.

Attridge Brothers

Wilbert Lloyd Attridge lied about his age so he could fly with the Royal Flying Corp.

Fitzsimonds Brothers

Stephen Fitzsimmons was the fourth of five children, but was the first to join the army.

John William Grant

John’s plane was once sabotaged while he was transporting a Russian high-ranking officer to another location.

Lyell Campbell Spence

On March 7th, 1918 he was awarded the Military Cross for "gallantry and devotion to duty as a forward observation officer (FOO) during an attack."

James David Moses

Moses was a Delaware from the Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve near Brantford, Ontario.

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