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Canadian War Museum 5h
On 22 October 1943, Germans from the U-Boat U-537 landed at Martin Bay in northern Labrador to install the automated weather station “Kurt”. In July 1981, DND historian W.A.B. Douglas and the retrieved “Kurt” from the site at Martin Bay.
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Jeff Noakes 9h
75 yrs ago (22/10/1943) German sub U-537 arrived at Martin Bay, Labrador. Installed automated weather station Kurt, only one in North America during . Forgotten 'til late 70s; recovered by , 1981, now on display .
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Canadian War Museum 10h
Don’t miss the opening of Victory 1918 – The Last Hundred Days this week. The exhibition opens to the public October 26th. Details here :
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Canadian War Museum 14h
- That's right! the Kurt Weather Base is on permanent display in LeBreton Gallery.
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Jeff Noakes Oct 19
Follow-up to recent retweet: undated photograph of part of ship's company of HMCS BRAS D'OR, lost , 19/10/1940. Sailor in front row, centre, wears what look like medal ribbons. , 19720197-001
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Canadian War Museum 15h
[ – October 22] Soldiers at the front and behind the lines created trench art, transforming battlefield items into functional objects or folk art. Engraved with “Cambrai,” this letter opener was made from a .305 bullet.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 21
[ – Oct 21] “We’ve put in some very toilsome and yet interesting days . . . in hot pursuit of the enemy, whom, on several occasions, we could not find, owing to his speedy retreat.” — Gunner Bertie Cox, October 24, 1918 letter to his mother
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Canadian War Museum Oct 20
[ – Oct 20] Canadian and Allied soldiers relentlessly pursued the German army, which was retreating eastward across France and Belgium. 100 years ago today, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment crossed the River Lys in Belgium.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 19
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Royal Canadian Mint Oct 19
. Curator Tim Cook shares his expert view on how the First World War shaped Canadian history in our blog.
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Andrew Burtch Oct 19
Mark your calendars for 7 November. Come and learn from at this year's Peter Stursberg Foreign Correspondents Lecture, hosted ! Register at !
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Canadian War Museum Oct 19
[ – Oct 19] The Canadian Corps’ longest one-day advance during the War occurred 100 years ago today. Canadian soldiers marched nearly 11 kilometres, freeing one French community after another from four years of German occupation.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 18
Joan Arnoldi and Mary Plummer founded the Canadian Field Comforts Commission to make sure that soldiers had small comforts during the - Here is one of the comfort boxes they would send overseas with such luxuries as snacks and knitted goods.
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City of Markham Oct 18
To honour our veterans during the Armistice 100th anniversary, is featuring the highly acclaimed "Witness: Canadian Art of the First World War", developed and circulated by the . Free admission for the public provided by until Jan 6, 2019.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 18
Don't miss Teacher's Night at the on October 29th @ 5:30 - Join us to visit our new special exhibition, Victory 1918 – The Last 100 Days, learn about our school programs, and meet some of our historians and learning specialists. Free tickets -
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Canadian War Museum Oct 18
[ – October 18] “[E]verything desolation and ruin. One sign particularly amused us. Towering over several piles of rocks it proudly announced, ‘This was Riencourt.’” — Private William Antliff, October 18, 1918 diary entry
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Canadian War Museum Oct 17
, an exhibition developed by the is currently on display at from now until January 6th.
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Canadian War Museum Oct 17
Good morning. Our website is currently down and we are working on a solution. Thank you for your patience.
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RCAF Oct 17
– October 17, 1951 - Canada Acquires the first CF-100 Canuck Did you know? -It was the first fighter jet designed and built in Canada -692 were built -It was able to locate and engage enemy aircraft at night and in cloud cover (one of the first aircraft to do so!)
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Canadian War Museum Oct 17
[ – October 17] Known as the “Spanish flu,” the influenza epidemic of 1918–1920. The epidemic killed at least 20 million people worldwide, including at least 50,000 Canadians — almost as many as the First World War itself.
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