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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 - 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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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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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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Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Battle of Vimy Ridge

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Summarizes the Battle of Vimy Ridge fought by the Canadian and British troops in April 1917 to take the ridge back from German occupation. Includes a map, photos, and a link to the ArchiviaNet War Diary Database.

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Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Disfigurement

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Excerpt from an interview with Mary Riter Hamilton is accompanied here by paintings. Focuses on the scars war has left on the European countryside.

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Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Biographical Note

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

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First World War - Personal Stories - Family History

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General advice for Canadians who wish to research the records of family members who served their country during the First World War.

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Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Canal-du-Nord and Cambrai

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Cambrai is situated in the Nord-Pas de Calais region in northern France. West of Cambrai lies the Canal-du-Nord, whose construction at the outbreak of war had been left incomplete, a serious obstacle to Allied troops advancing from the west. The battle towards Cambrai dealt a mortal blow to a weakened, but resistant, German enemy in the course of the last 100 days of the Great War. Includes map, photographs, and a link to Archivianet's War Diary Database.

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From Colony to Country - War of 1812 - Personal Stories - Autobiography, Biography and Memoirs

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Annotated listing of first person accounts, journals and biographies associated with the War of 1812. This bibliography is part of "From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

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