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The Great War. 1914-1918

1914-1918 Allied Powers Barbed Wire Camouflage Canadian soldiers Chlorine gas Conscription front line Jusqu'au bout Mustard gas No Man’s Land Passcendaele Poppy shell shock tank The Great War The Somme Treaty of Versailles trench foot trench mouth trench warfare trenches Verdun Vimy Ridge western front WWI Ypres Zeppelin

The Great War. 1914-1918

Here is the back of a shirt I have coming to the site, it has a chronological list of events of Canada's participation in the great war, I researched the information from various sites and this is what I came up with. The Great War 1914-1918   Canada at War August 4, 1914: When Britain went to war on August 4, all colonies and dominions of the British Empire, like Canada and Newfoundland, were automatically at war. The Battle of Verdun February 21 - December 18, 1916: The Battle of Verdun is considered the greatest and lengthiest in world history....

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Battle Tactics. April 1917 Information graciously provided by Veterans Affairs Canada.

1917 1st Division April 9 Battle Tactics Carrier pigeons Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew L. McNaughton Lieutenant-Colonel Raymond Brutinel Lieutenant-General Arthur Currie Major-General Arthur Currie McGill University No Man’s Land sound ranging tank trenches WWI

Battle Tactics. April 1917 Information graciously provided by Veterans Affairs Canada.

(The Model reproduction of German lines. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.) The taking of Vimy Ridge was a great military accomplishment — Canadians had succeeded where others had failed. Of course, the courage and sacrifice of those who fought and died there were the essence of the victory, assisted by novel battle tactics and preparations What lay before our sons just born? – To crawl through a sand box mixed with blood. To form a line that eats, inch by inch, across a wasted strip of land coveted by all. The First World War, from a technological standpoint, was...

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