ADDITIONAL RESSOURCES ON WWI

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General Ressources

The National Film Board of Canada’s (NFB) docu-drama about the life and experiences of famed Canadian fighter pilot Billy Bishop during WWI
https://www.nfb.ca/film/the-kid-who-couldnt-miss/

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand – cartoon – Simple History, 1:42 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEGVcSpfM9k

12 minute video by Epic History introducing the beginning of the War, massive casualties and world context. July 1914-December 1914
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbwH1ZBnYds

Encyclopedia Britannica video clip on the end of the War (3:36mins)
https://www.britannica.com/event/World-War-I/The-end-of-the-German-war

Claude Cloutier’s NFB short animation, The Trenches, 6:55 mins. No dialogue, only sound (powerfulshelling, fear)
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/first-world-war-wwi/

NFB short doc (9 mins) Front Lines-The Trenches
https://www.nfb.ca/film/front-lines-the-trenches/

Canadian Encyclopedia – Timeline, chronology of events
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/timelines/first-world-war-timeline/

Vimy in Colour
http://www.vimyfoundation.ca/learn/ww1-colourization-project/

Example from The Canadian Letters and Images Project: WWI
http://www.canadianletters.ca/content/document-12949

On Remembrance Day
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/remembrance-day/

Graphic illustration of voter rights 1917
http://www.cpac.ca/en/1917-blood-on-the-ballot/
and
http://www.cpac.ca/en/1917-swaying-the-public/
(A selection of Unionist and Laurier Liberal material from 1917 election, great resource).

Soldiers and Regiments

The Royal 22e Régiment
https://www.r22er.com/

The Royal Montreal Regiment
https://royalmontrealregiment.com/

Government of Canada – Service Files for WWI (personnel records)

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx

Veterans Affairs Canada – Book of Remembrance
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/books/search

Circumstances of death registers – WWI – Library and Archives Canada
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/mass-digitized-archives/circumstances-death-registers/pages/circumstances-death-registers.aspx

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
https://www.cwgc.org/

Library and Archives Canada – Military Medals, Awards and Honours
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/military-medals-1812-1969/pages/military-medals-honours-awards.aspx

On Kinmel Park
http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/writing/kinmelPark.asp

The most famous Canadian poem from WWI, John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields
http://www.flandersfieldsmusic.com/thepoem.html

Fifteen great First World War poems (The Week, UK)
http://www.theweek.co.uk/59798/fifteen-of-the-most-moving-first-world-war-poems

Veterans Affairs – From a stretcher handle – The World War I Journal and Poems of Pte. Frank Walker
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/those-who-served/diaries-letters-stories/first-world-war/walker

WWI Racism: Black, Asian, Aboriginal volunteers faced discrimination (The Star, August 9, 2014)
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/08/09/wwi_racism_black_asian_and_aboriginal_volunteers_faced_discrimination.html

Chinese Canadian Veterans: Battling enemies overseas, fighting racism on home front (Vancouver Sun, August 9, 2014)
http://www.vancouversun.com/Battling+enemies+overseas+fighting+racism+home+front/10102969/story.html

Aboriginal Canadians: First Nations Contributions to WWI and WWII: Lest we forget (CBC News, Nov. 11, 2014)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/first-nations-contributions-to-ww-i-and-ww-ii-lest-we-forget-1.2830332

Black Canadians: 100 Years ago today, Canada’s black battalion set sail for WWI and made history (CBC News, March 25, 2017)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/construction-battalionblack-soldiers-pictou-first-worldwar-anniversary-1.4040018

Japanese Canadians: New plaque honours Japanese-Canadian WWI veterans (CBC News, Aug. 5, 2016)
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/new-plaque-honours-japanese-canadian-ww-iveterans-1.3709397

Women’s Role

 

Role of Women: Firing Lines: How three Canadian women became war reporters in WWI (CBC Radio, The Current, February 20, 2017)
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-february-20-2017-1.3988710/firing-lines-how-three-canadianwomen-became-war-reporters-inwwi-1.3990889

Women in WWI (The National WWI Museum and Memorial)
https://www.theworldwar.org/learn/women

World War I :1914-1918 (Striking Women)
https://www.striking-women.org/module/women-and-work/world-war-i-1914-1918

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Women and the First World War (Imperial War Museums)
https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/12-things-you-didnt-know-about-women-in-the-first-world-war