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Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Remnants

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Excerpt from an interview with Mary Riter Hamilton is accompanied here by paintings. Focuses on what remains standing after the horrors of war. The spirit of hope shows through in a painting entitled "Looking Outwards."

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Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Frequently Asked Questions

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On August 6, 1914, a grateful Empire sent word requesting that Canada's offer of soldiers be "dispatched as soon as possible." Presents an overview of the formation of new Canadian military units to help Britain fight the First World War.

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War Diaries of the First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF)

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This database contains the digitised War Diaries of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units. War diaries are not personal diaries, but historical records of a unit's administration, operations, and activities during World War I.

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Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Passchendaele (The 3rd Batlle of Ypres)

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Summarizes the third battle of Ypres, called Passchendaele. Includes a map, photos and a link to Archivianet's War Diary Database.

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Through a Lens: Dieppe in Photography and Film - Educational Resources - Secondary Level

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Assignment questions for secondary school students that use photographs and newsreels from the raid on Dieppe to teach students how to research historical events using primary and secondary sources.

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Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Vestiges

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Extract from a letter by Mary Riter Hamilton is accompanied here by paintings. Focuses on the landscapes of ravaged towns in France and Belgium after the First World War.

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Through a Lens: Dieppe in Photography and Film - Timeline - Across the Channel

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The troops board the landing ships that are to transport them across the English Channel to Dieppe. To ensure their safe passage, warships and planes escort them. Provides a timeline of key events.

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

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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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Attestation Papers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) - Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918)

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The CEF database is an index to personnel records of Canadians enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. The personnel files are held by the National Archives.

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Canada and the First World War - They Also Served - Andrew Bonar Law (1858-1923)

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Andrew Bonar Law was the only Canadian ever to be Prime Minister of Britain. In 1911, he became head of the British Conservative Party and after the outbreak of the Great War formed a coalition government with Herbert Asquith. Includes a brief biography and links to other resources held by the National Archives.

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