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Vimy Foundation
A Canadian charity that preserves and promotes Canada's First World War history, through education programs, awareness-building campaigns, and legacy projects.
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Carla-Jean Dec 8
War Photo Round Up, 2018 - Day 8: having a Saturday morning meditation on the surrealist eye of Lt. David McLellan, British official photographer.
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GWCA - Doing Our Bit Dec 8
100 years ago John Percy Orr of injuries sustained on 2 Nov 1918. Awarded the Military Cross & Medaille Militaire for bravery in Sept 1918, he is the last Brantford man to die from wartime injury in the
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Musée de la guerre Dec 8
In Flanders Fields, le poème du lieutenant-colonel John McCrae, connu sous le nom ‘’Au champ d’honneur’’ en français, a été publié pour la première fois le 8 décembre 1915 dans Punch, un magazine de Londres. Le coquelicot deviendra un symbole reconnu des soldats morts en guerre.
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Canadian War Museum Dec 8
In Flanders Fields, by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, was first published on December 8, 1915 in the London magazine, Punch. As McCrae’s poem circulated widely, the poppy became a recognized symbol for soldiers who died in battle.
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Albert County Museum Dec 7
Christmas Card sent by Albert County soldier, Hugh Wright in December, 1918
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CCGW/CCGG Dec 7
We posted about the CSS Acadia last year, so great to see that this important piece of history is being repaired. VIA
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WarGravesCommission Dec 7
At 11am on 11 November a special ceremony, marking 100 years since the First World War Armistice, was held at the ’s Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium. We were in attendance to capture proceedings from the event.
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Stephen Dame Dec 7
The first Canadian soldiers to arrive in UK during First World War, were camped and trained in the shadow of Stonehenge. They played baseball there and are thought to have used the 5,000 year old stones as a baseball backstop.
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Musée de la guerre Dec 7
Cette peinture d’Arthur Lismer est une des illustrations les plus connue au Canada du retour de guerre de ses citoyens. Elle montre le S.S. Olympic ramenant des militaires canadiens au pays. Pour en savoir plus sur la fin de la ,visitez l'exposition
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Canadian War Museum Dec 7
This painting by Arthur Lismer is one of Canada's most famous image of the return of its citizens from the . It shows the SS Olympic, in Halifax, bringing Canadians back from Europe. To learn more about the end of , visit our exhibition -
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Vimy Foundation Dec 6
La BFC Borden dévoile le jumeau du Clairon du centenaire à Vimy
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RHLI Dec 5
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Doug Dec 6
British troops coming home for Christmas leave in London. December 1916
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Dundurn Dec 6
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Vimy Foundation Dec 6
French embassy celebrates 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Canada - many Vimy Foundation friends in attendance!
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Vimy Foundation Dec 6
101 years ago, at 9:04:35 a.m., the SS Mont Blanc explodes at Pier 6 in the Halifax Harbour. The blast shatters buildings and kills hundreds instantly, while resulting fires and a tsunami add to the destruction. Read more:
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Vimy Foundation Dec 6
Il y a 101 ans aujourd'hui, le SS Mont Blanc a explosé à Pier 6 dans le port de Halifax. L'explosion a brisé des bâtiments et tué des centaines de personnes instantanément, tandis que des incendies et un tsunami ont ajouté à la destruction.
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Vimy Foundation Dec 6
Au total, on croit que près de 2 000 personnes ont perdu la vie, beaucoup n’ont jamais été retrouvés et quelque 250 corps n’ont pas pu être identifiés. Image : «Ruines du Army & Navy Brewery à Turtle Grove, Dartmouth.» Mention : / N-1271. Colorié par .
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Vimy Foundation Dec 6
Il y a 101 ans aujourd'hui, le SS Mont Blanc a explosé à Pier 6 dans le port de Halifax. L'explosion a brisé des bâtiments et tué des centaines de personnes instantanément, tandis que des incendies et un tsunami ont ajouté à la destruction.
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Vimy Foundation Dec 6
In all almost 2000 people are thought to have been killed, many were never found and some 250 bodies never identified. Image: “Ruins of the Army & Navy Brewery operated by Halifax Breweries Limited at Turtle Grove, Dartmouth.” /N-1271 (Colour by .)
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