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Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Evolution of the Canadian Corps

Type: Document

Provides resources for information not available through the War Diaries collection. Includes information on the Newfoundland Regiment at the Somme, origins of battle names, copyright guidelines for documents in the War Diaries, and a useful glossary of terms and abbreviations appearing in the diaries.

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From Colony to Country - War of 1812 - Aboriginal Peoples - Role of the First Nations

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A brief discussion of the role of the First Nations in the War of 1812 followed by a bibliography. Part of the National Library website "From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

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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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War Poetry: Le Vieux Soldat Canadien - Octave Crémazie - Canadian Poetry Archive

Type: Document

Octave Crémazie pens a poem using old French-Canadian soldier to personify the hopes and wishes of all French-Canadians at the time of the return of the French navy to Quebec City in 1855. Emperor Napoleon III was renewing commercial relations between Canada and France.

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Real Stories - Our Past in Miniatures - Basilique-Benjamin Trottier Desrivières Beaubien - Miniature Portrait - 1792

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Miniature portrait of Basilique-Benjamin Trottier Desrivières Beaubien, French Canadian lawyer who was involved in the militia. Includes access to descriptive archival record for the artwork.

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Canadian Illustrated News - King of Ashantee and His Executioners

Type: Image

Drawing of the King of the Ashantee and his executioners.

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

Type: DocumentImageSound

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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Wilfrid Laurier - South African War, 1899-1902: Canadian prime ministers - leadership during wartime

Type: Document

Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier's speech before the House of Commons March 13,1900, outlining his government's rationale for supporting Great Britain in the South African War.

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Canadian Illustrated News - Ashantee War-Dance

Type: Image

Drawing of some of the Ashantee doing a war dance.

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