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20th Century Canadian Military:
    During the twentieth century the Canadian military faithfully served Canadians in times of both war and peace. The resources in this section tell the history of the roles that Canadian men and women played in defending Canadian interests, and in helping to preserve peace for others in distant lands. .
BOOK - Canadians at War 1914-1919, A Research Guide to World War One Service Records
By: Glenn Wright
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2010
It has been nearly a century since the first shots were fired in the Great War. On memorials and cenotaphs in communities through out Canada are etched the names of those who died in the Great War, silent witnesses to an epic struggle that affected every family in Canada in some way. This book identifies which records survive for those who served during World War One, where those records are, how to access them, and the author provides many helpful tips on how to interpret them.
ISBN 978-1-926797-46-5 (Softcover)   More information
Coil-bound.....29.95 (C$)
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BOOK - Canada's Heroes in the Great World War, [from] Cornwall, Alexandria, Vankleek Hill, Hawkesbury and Intermediate Points [Ontario, Canada]
Edited by Noah J. Gareau with an historical narrative by Lt-Col. F. McKelvey Bell
Originally published by War Publications Limited, Ottawa, 1921
This edition published by Global Heritage Press, Milton 2015

This book begins with a 106 page historical sketch of the First World War with emphasis on the compaigns of the war in which many of the men and women from Cornwall, Alexandria, Vankleek Hill, Hawkesbury and intermediate points served. The next section includes 82 photos of First World War scenes followed by 64 pages that include portraits and details about 768 men, non-commissioned officers, officers, and nurses from Cornwall, Alexandria, Vankleek Hill, Hawkesury and intermediate points who served in The Canadian Expeditionary force. ISBN: 0-894033-16-7 (hardcover edition) ISBN: 978-1-77240-017-5 (digital edition)     More information
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BOOK - Those Splendid Girls, The Heroic Service of Prince Edward Island Nurses in the Great War
By Katherine Dewar
Published by University of Prince Edward Island, Island Studies Press, 2014
In their day, the many Island women who served as nurses in WWI didn't see themselves as heroic. But 100 years later, and knowing better the horrors they endured in that war, this book salutes the courage of all Canadian nurses who served and redresses a century-old wrong: the absence in the historical narratives of Prince Edward Island -- and of Canada -- of the contribution of nurses to the First World War. At war's end, many Island nurses were unwilling to swap their wartime autonomy and authority for housework or poorly paid nursing positions on P.E.I.; instead they took up senior positions in nursing schools and in hospital administration, most often in the "Boston States" and in California, and through these, they achieved lasting contributions to the profession of nursing in North America in the 20th century. A valuable resource for genealogists. ISBN 978-0-9190130-80-3    More information
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BOOK - The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie - Diaries, Letters, and Report to the Ministry, 1917-1933
Edited by Mark Osborne Humphries
Published by Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Waterloo, 2008
The Selected Papers of Sir Arthur Currie brings to life the troubled world of Canada’s most famous general. Detailed, introspective, and comprehensive, Currie’s prolific writings illuminate events at the front and Canada’s war at home, revealing the legacy of the Great War for Canadian society. Through diaries, letters, and a final report to the government, this book presents a vivid portrait of a very private public figure.
ISBN 978-0-97834-412-2 (softcover)     More information

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BOOK - Canadian Battlefields 1915–1918, A Visitor's Guide
By Terry Copp, Matt Symes, and Nick Lachance
Published by Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, 2011
This guide to the Canadian battlefields in France and Belgium offers a brief critical history of the war and of Canada’s contribution, drawing attention to the best recent books on the subject. It focuses on the Ypres Salient, Passchendaele, Vimy, and the “Hundred Day”s battles and considers lesser-known battlefields as well. Battle maps, contemporary maps, photographs, war art, and tourist information enhance the reader experience. Most photos and illustrations are printed in colour. Heavily illustrated in colour.
ISBN 978-1-45970-397-1 (softcover)     More information
Softcover......CDN$   $32.99


BOOK - Book of Remembrance, A Record of the Men of Port Hope who Participated in the Great War of 1914-1919 (Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada)
Updated and reprinted by Port Hope Archives, 2007
The book was originally created in 1919 as a tribute of the Mayor, Council, and citizens of Port Hope, to the men of the town who died on active service in the Great War of 1914-1918. Only two copies of the book were produced in 1919. This is the first time The Book of Remembrance has been reprinted and it now includes the names of all of Port Hope's World War One soldiers who went overseas, along with photographs of those who died in the line of duty. This special edition also includes letters from the Front as published in The Port Hope Evening Guide and photographs from the collection of the Port Hope Archives.
ISBN 978-0-9781111-1-3    More information

Softcover......CDN$   $30.00



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