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Nursing Sisters' Memorial

Type: Document

The Nursing Sisters' Memorial is located in the Hall of Honour in the centre block on Parliament Hill. The sculptor was Mr. G.W. Hill, R.C.A., of Montréal. The completed panel was mounted in the Hall of Honour during the summer of 1926. In the Programme given at the presentation on Parliament Hill, the artist interprets the sculptured panel.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

John McCrae

Type: Document

Repertoire of resources pertaining to John McCrae, a doctor, teacher, and poet who served in both the South African War and the First World War. His famous poem "In Flanders Fields" can also be found here.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Digital War Art

Type: ImageDocument

Reji Martin has used the tools of today to remember the battles of the past. In this collection of 'Virtual' oil pastels, the terrible beauty of people and places involved in war has been caught using a computer program.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

From a Stretcher Handle: The World War I Poems of Pte. Frank Walker

Type: Document

Two poems composed by Pte. Frank Walker, a stretcher bearer serving with the Canadian Field Ambulance in Belgium.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

2000 Veterans' Week Poster

Type: DocumentImage

Here are some activities and symbols associated with Remembrance Day. Also some little known facts regarding our men over seas and life on the homefront are presented. Service Women, politicians, families and heroes are all remembered on this site.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid - Dieppe Photo Gallery

Type: Image

Scenes of Dieppe the day of the Allied raid (August 19, 1942) and afterwards. Includes photos of Dieppe cemetery, memorials, and the Dieppe Bar, a medal awarded those who participated in the raid.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

The Books of Remembrance: The South African War and the Nile Expedition

Type: DocumentImage

Provides a bibliography of suggested reading on the South African War and external links to electronic resources.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

1996 Remembrance Day Poster

Type: DocumentImage

This poster tries to capture the bleakness and poignacy of a soldier's experience while reminding us of the importance of involving today's youth in remembrance. The goals of the Remembrance Day Poster program are outlined here as is the aim of Veterans Affairs Canada.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Diaries and Letters - Canada in the First World War

Type: Document

This table of contents provides links to a number of personal written accounts of life and battle on the Western Front.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Photo Gallery - South African War

Type: Image

A photo gallery is presented here commemorating fallen Canadians. Some photos of veterans appear in the collection as well as the cemetaries where they were buried and monuments memorializing their contribution to the war.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada