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

Type: Document

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

Site: Library and Archives Canada

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."

Site: Library and Archives Canada

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.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

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.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

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.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

From Colony to Country - War of 1812 - Troops and Traditions - Individual Battles and Campaigns

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An annotated listing of works on individual battles and campaigns of the War of 1812. Part of the National Library website "From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

Site: Library and Archives Canada

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.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

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.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

From Colony to Country - Canadian Military History: An Overview - Troops and Traditions - Veterans

Type: Document

A short bibliography of resources pertaining to veterans and their return to civilian life. This resource is a section of "From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Robert Borden - Speech before the House of Commons, May 18, 1917 - WW1: Canadian Prime Ministers - Leadership During Wartime

Type: Document

Prime Minister Borden makes a speech to the House of Commons outlining his government's needs and rationale for introducing compulsory military enlistment on a selective basis.

Site: Library and Archives Canada