I Remember the Canadian Soldiers

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Canadians of the 1st Division arrive in Germany. Although the high command worried about German attacks, there was no armed uprising. These Canadian soldiers reflect the relative safety of their position, as they sit around, smoking, and settle in for a lunch of canned meat. Canadians Arriving On The Rhine. Painting by Inglis Harry Jodrel Sheldon-Williams Beaverbrook Military Art Collection CWM 19710261-0657 Liturgical Calendar – Remembrance Day I Remember… the Canadian Soldiers. This year, a...
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I Remember WWI

The Second Battle of Ypres, April 22 to May 25, 1915 – Painted in 1917 by Major Richard Jack (1866-1952). This painting “commemorates the first major action of Canadian troops at the front”. Canadian War Museum Collection. Liturgical Calendar – Remembrance Day I Remember… the First World War This year marks a century since the end of the First World War. A European war, yes, but it would shape modern Canada. So I want to remember. Of course, I was not there. (Fortunately, I should say!) Never...
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Remembrance Day Introduction

Painting - Over the Top - Bastien
Over the Top, Neuville-Vitasse – Painted in 1918 by Alfred Bastien (1873–1955). “Bastien was assigned to the famous 22nd Battalion in October 1917. Governor General Georges Vanier later claimed that he was the officer with the pistol.”Canada War Museum collection. A Short Introduction November 11, Remembrance Day. But what are we to remember?... Armistice Day was inaugurated in 1919 to commemorate the end of World War I. It became Remembrance Day in 1931, to the memory of fallen soldiers. ...
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