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    • Next Steps to Win the War 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      In August 1943, American President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill held a weeklong conference that ultimately changed the direction of the Second World War. Together with the host, Canadian ...
    • One Name on a Memorial 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      Across Canada, lists of names are carefully carved into memorials. Russell McConnell is such a name and researching his story and those of others allows us to reveal who these men and women are, and what we might share in ...
    • Remembering the Holocaust 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      The Jewish Cemetery in Victoria, BC is the resting place for a dozen survivors of the Nazi Second World War concentration camps. In addition to the commemorative markers of the Holocaust survivors buried in the cemetery, ...
    • Royal Canadian Legion 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      To support veterans and their families the Royal Canadian Legion was established in 1925 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, as an advocacy organization. The Legion expanded its membership to include female veterans, family members of ...
    • Sniper from Rigolet 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      Lance Corporal John Shiwak of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment is a decorated First World War hero. He is from the remote Inuit community of Rigolet, Labrador. Shiwak’s skill as a marksman earned him the reputation as one ...
    • Soldier Factory 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      On August 4, 1914 Great Britain declared war on Germany. This meant that all of the dominions of Great Britain, including Canada, were now at war with Germany. At that time, Sir Sam Hughes was Canada’s Minister of Militia ...
    • Training Polish Soldiers 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      In 1917, more than 22,000 Polish volunteers came to Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario to train for the First World War. These men were special because although most of them were Polish immigrants, they lived in the United ...
    • War Horses 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      Soldiers weren’t the only ones who risked their lives on First World War battlefields. Thousands of Canadian horses also served the war effort. They transported men, hauled equipment, and towed heavy guns and ambulances. ...
    • War Trophies 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      Sir Arthur Doughty was a Dominion Archivist during the First World War and created a detailed inventory of German artillery captured by Canadian soldiers as trophies of war. They served as monuments of fallen soldiers and ...
    • When They Marched to War 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      Harry Ferguson was a Lieutenant in the 26th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force. On Saturday, June 12, 1915, Harry and his fellow soldiers marched through the city of Saint John, New Brunswick. It was their send-off ...
    • Where the Decisions were Made 

      Geoff Bird (War Heritage Research Initiative, 2018-02-03)
      William Lyon Mackenzie King was Canada’s longest-serving Prime Minister. He led Canada for a total of twenty-one years over three terms: 1921-26, 1926-30 and 1935-48. King conducted most of his parliamentary work from his ...