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Travel

New commemorative park opens at Vimy Ridge

The Vimy Foundation Centennial Park provides a home for 100 repatriated ‘Vimy Oaks’ and is intended to be a space for reflection on the decisive battle

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July/August 2014

British and French airmen fly over the monument prior to the opening of the service

History

Vimy Canadian Memorial photo essay

A trip back in time to the memorial’s dedication

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“In Flanders Fields” poem at McCrae House in Guelph, Ont

History

“In Flanders Fields”

The story behind the poem

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York Redoubt, near the mouth of the Halifax Harbour in Nova Scotia

History

Parks Canada places commemorating the First World War

Sites across Canada honouring the war

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Men in an Albertan field wearing masks during the Spanish Influenza in the fall of 1918.

History

Excerpt from ‘The Last Plague: Spanish Influenza and the Politics of Public Health in Canada’

Read the account of one young soldier’s fight against the Spanish flu in 1918

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Animals in War Dedication in Ottawa

History

Animals that played a part in the First World War

From horses to dogs to glowworms, these animals helped soldiers

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First World War flying ace Joe Fall stands beside his biplane,

History

Never-before-published photos of First World War pilots

Photos of flying ace Joe Fall offer a rare glimpse at life during the Great War

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Wings of Courage biplanes

History

New project features replica First World War biplanes

Wings of Courage, the second installment of the A Nations Soars trilogy, has launched

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Oven roasted turkey, part of the typical modern-day meal at Thanksgiving

History

Canadian thanksgiving in November

How giving thanks was once linked to Armistice Day

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