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Map of Segezha, northwestern Russia

Mapping

Canada’s first cold war

How Canadians went from fighting Germans in Europe to battling Bolsheviks in Russia after the First World War

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Hebron Mission Station 1906 with Harmony ship in background

History

When death came to Labrador

An excerpt from We All Expected to Die: Spanish Influenza in Labrador, 1918-1919

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A tribute placed at the Vimy Memorial

History

The next 100 years

Now that a century has passed since the end of the First World War, is it inevitable that efforts to remember the events of the war will start to fade?

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St. Symphorien Cemetery, east of Mons, was established by the German Army in 1914 after the opening salvoes of the First World War. Private John Parr, the first British soldier to be killed on the Western Front, is buried here. So too is Private George Price, from Falmouth, Nova Scotia, who’s recognized as the last soldier of the British Empire to die in the First World War — at 10:58 on the morning of November 11, 1918. St. Symphorien contains the graves of 284 German soldiers along with 227 British, and t

History

Time and the war

Roaming First World War sites and cemeteries in northern France and Belgium, Stephen Smith reflects on what time heals — and what it can’t 

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Canadian National Vimy Memorial monument with sheep grazing

History

Let the quiet have its say

There are many ways to honour those who served and died in global conflicts, such as going to memorials — but perhaps it’s best to spend time there alone

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People & Culture

First World War

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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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Articles

Vimy Ridge giant floor map is displayed at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Kids

New educational resources highlight Canada’s role in the First World War

Canadian Geographic Education and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society unveil new tools to help students explore the legacy of the Great War

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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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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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