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War Poetry: Death of Captain Vicars - Harriett Annie Wilkins - Canadian Poetry Archive

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Poem "Death of Captain Vicars" by Victorian-era poet Harriett Annie Wilkins.

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Hector Pellerin - Singer, Pianist, Actor (1887 - 1953) - WW1 Era Musicians

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Hector Pellerin had a large following in French-speaking parts of Canada and the United States. He recorded primarily between 1916 and 1928 and was well known for his frequent appearances in French operettas, plays, and cabarets.

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Henri (Enrique) Miro - Composer, Conducter, Critic - WW1 Era Musicians

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Spanish-born musician Henri Miro was an active participant in the musical scene in Montreal from the turn of the twentieth century. Miro enjoyed moderate local and national success as a composer and director of concert music and musical theatre, and was featured on radio broadcasts and popular recordings.

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Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Biographical Note

Type: Document

A brief biography of the war artist describing the motivation behind her paintings.

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Pierre Aurèle Asselin - Biography - WW1 Era Musicians

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Pierre-Aurèle Asselin, born in Sainte-Famille on l'Île d'Orléans near Québec City, became a predominant Canadian Opera singer in the 1920's. He specialized in recording arias from French operas, songs from operettas, and classics. Includes recordings of some of his works.

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From Colony to Country - Canadian Military History: An Overview - Women - Women and War

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Short bibliography on the important role of women in military history. Lists French and English resources, which provide details on the role of women during war. This resource is part of "From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

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Kathleen Parlow - Violinist, Teacher (1890-1963) - WW1 Era Musicians

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Kathleen Parlow is one of a mere handful of musicians who have represented Canada on the stages of the world. Here are the events that molded one of the best female violinists of all time as well as some of her recordings.

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Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Bibliography

Type: Document

A bibliography of works pertaining to war artist Mary Riter Hamilton.

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Canada and the First World War - Did-you know that…. - Tragedy on the Home Front

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A brief history of how women in Canada won the right to vote in federal and provincial elections.

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Elzéar Hamel - Actor (1871-1944) - WW1 Era Musicians

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Elzéar Hamel's voice made its way into homes of French-speaking record buyers not through song, but via the comic monologues he recorded between 1916 and the late 1920s. He performed for the Théâtre des variétés, the first permanent professional French acting troupe in Montreal, and later for the Troupe du Théâtre national and the Théâtre canadien.

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