War of 1812 commemorations continue

The commemoration period for the War of 1812 is not over, despite uninformed media reports to the contrary. An offshoot of the Napoleonic wars, The War of 1812 started  with the United States declaring war on Great Britain, and ended with signing of the Treaty of Ghent in December 1814.  But news travelled slowly...
  • Haunting song commemorates Battle of Vimy Ridge

    April 19, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    On a tour of the trenches at Vimy Ridge in 2005 singer/songwriter/fiddler Lizzie Hoyt had a sudden revelation. “I realized had I lived 100 years ago, every single young man in my life would have been there.”  She and some friends had decided to take...
  • The army that hid in a cave

    April 10, 2012 by Sharon Adams
      While the Canadians awaited the end of the bombardment that signalled the beginning of  the Battle of Vimy Ridge, to the south the British and French were also planning simultaneous attacks. At Arras, in a 20-kilometre labrynth of tunnels and underground quarries, the British...
  • Preparations for the Battle of Vimy Ridge

    April 5, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    In preparation for the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April 9, two problems  that had to be solved were how to safely get the troops close enough to German lines, and how to safely get them across No Man’s Land to attack. Twelve tunnel systems were...
  • Canadians encouraged to wear Vimy pins April 9

    April 5, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    The federal government and Vimy Foundation hope to launch a new national custom—the wearing of a Vimy Pin  on Vimy Ridge Day, April 9. On that day 95 years ago, the four divisions of the Canadian Corps fought side-by-side for the first time and captured...
  • Vimy Week Activities

    April 3, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    This is Vimy Week, culminating April 9 with a ceremony at the Vimy National Memorial in France on the 95th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. It was during this battle that all Canadian divisions  in the First World War fought together for the...
  • Mystery deepens around Dead Man’s Penny

    March 28, 2012 by Sharon Adams
    There is news regarding the mystery around the First World War Commemorative Medallion issued to Percy Edwards, reported in this blog March 19. A member of the family of Percy Edwards, a Canadian First World War infantryman, says the medallion in the possession of Jean...
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