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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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1916 letter from George Cantlie to daughter Celia Cantlie with pressed flowers

People & Culture

A Canadian soldier’s “war flowers” and the resilience of the human spirit

War Flowers, a new exhibition on now at the Canadian War Museum, tells the stories of Canadians in the First World War through floriography, sculpture, scent and sound

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Poppies in Cobourg, Ont

People & Culture

Cobourg, Ont. resident campaigns for 100 cities to plant poppies

Poppies planted in Canadian cities to mark the centenary of the First World War

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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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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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