Archive for March, 2012

  •             “…good old band, good old band…” Somewhere in France, Sept. 14, 1917 Mr. W.E. Dobbs, 9 Horace Court, Norwood, Man., Canada   Dear Lottie and Walt, I’ve been trying for what seems like two months to write you but never see enough spare time...
  • 03/26/1885

    Métis insurgents under Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont meet and defeat a column of North West Mounted Police and Prince Albert volunteers near Duck Lake,...
  • A House of Commons committee has joined the chorus calling for increasing payments and expanding eligibility for veterans’ funeral and burial benefits. In its report, Commemoration In The 21st Century, the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs recommended changes to the funeral and burial program which provides...
  • Podcasts for military history buffs.

    March 23, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    A treat for history buffs, the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies is posting podcasts  every Friday  leading up to the 2012 Military History Colloqium in London, Ont., in May. So far, historians Terry Copp and Michelle Fowler talk about the liberation of...
  • Historic WWI Photo – War In The Trenches

    March 23, 2012 by Legion Magazine
    Steel helmets had not yet come into use during this attack. WILLIAM IVOR CASTLE, LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES...
  • “…expect to leave for France tomorrow night…”   Seaford, Sussex, August 19, 1917 Mr. W. E. Dobbs, 9 Horace Court, Norwood, Man., Canada   Dear Walt and Lottie, I received your most welcome letters this week but have been kept so very busy that I...
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