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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.

Sexing Up Canada’s First World War

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

James Harold Maynard and Gilbert Edward Dryburgh

The Dryburgh brothers enlisted to serve as medics, but were instead ordered to stay in Halifax and help the nine thousand who were injured.

Gerald Hebert Ryan

Ryan was an emotional casualty of war. “His life never amounted to anything and [he] was never really a well man emotionally after the war.”

John Arthur Woolverton

In July 1918 his camp was bombed and the explosion threw him twenty feet away and knocked him unconscious.

Karl Mizener

“Though we miss him always and dream of him the while, he too, can act like soldiers who do their part—and smile.”

Brothers Angus, Oswin, and John MacDonald

Before he went overseas, John MacDonald went to the top of a hill and glanced down. His mother thought, “His final look at his hometown.” And it was.

Henry Norman Bethune

In April, during the second battle of Ypres, he was wounded in his left leg by a shrapnel shell that exploded nearby.

Marion Elizabeth Stinson

In September 1915 she donated her home for use as a convalescent hospital by returned soldiers from Hamilton.


The Great War revolutionized medicine, as doctors, nurses and physiotherapists struggled to save lives and make shattered men whole.