Monthly Archives: October 2013

Native Canadians in World War 1

One of the exciting finds to be photographed for the book was this statue in front of the Chippewas of Nash First Nation community and recreation center. A First Nations community located in the Purple Valley area of Ontario’s Bruce … Continue reading

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Chippewas of Nawash

WW1 Statue of soldier in front of Chippewas of Nash First Nation Community centre.

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Battle of Ypres Monument Winnipeg

Full frontal shot of monument. See previous post for more information.

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October 19 1914. The first Battle of Ypres

Ninty-nine years ago today marked the beginning of the first battle of Ypres. This monument, in the middle of Provenchers Blvd in Winnipeg Manitoba, is a magnificent ,yet tragic, reminder of the fallen on that day. In the background can … Continue reading

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Angel of Victory Vancouver

Strategically located in Vancouver’s historic “Gas Town” area, this Angel of Victory stands majestically in front of the old Vancouver CP Rail depot that is now the Waterfront Skytrain Station.

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Angel of Victory Winnipeg

Originally located at the downtown Winnipeg CP Rail station, this Angel of Victory is now located in front of the Deer Lodge Center Hospital that treats veterans.

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MacCarthy’s Angels

To remember the hundreds of employees who died in the war, the Canadian Pacific Railway commissioned renowned sculptor Coeur de Lion MacCarthy in 1921 to create a special statue that would immortalize their lost colleagues and the sacrifice they made. … Continue reading

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Famous ( and not so famous) WW1 Quotes

‘It takes 15,000 casualties to train a major general.’ (Ferdinand Foch) ‘I hate to shoot a Hun down without him seeing me, for although this method is in accordance with my doctrine, it is against what little sporting instincts I … Continue reading

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Veterans affairs Branch to Close Veterans Affairs branch in Windsor set to close in Feb 2014

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A Monumental History

Throughout Canada there are hundreds of statues, cenotaphs, and other memorials for the 619,636 men and woman who served in World War One, known as the “Great War”. More of our soldiers died in this war than all other wars … Continue reading

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