Our Partner Museums

General Resources

The National Film Board of Canada’s (NFB) docu-drama about the life and experiences of famed Canadian fighter pilot Billy Bishop during WWI

Assassination of Franz Ferdinand – cartoon – Simple History, 1:42 minutes

12 minute video by Epic History introducing the beginning of the War, massive casualties and world context. July 1914-December 1914

Encyclopedia Britannica video clip on the end of the War (3:36mins)

Claude Cloutier’s NFB short animation, The Trenches, 6:55 mins. No dialogue, only sound (powerfulshelling, fear)

NFB short doc (9 mins) Front Lines-The Trenches

Canadian Encyclopedia – Overview

Canadian Encyclopedia – Timeline, chronology of events

The First World War in Colour

Example from The Canadian Letters and Images Project: WWI

On Remembrance Day

Soldiers and Regiments

The Royal 22e Régiment

The Royal Montreal Regiment

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

Veterans Affairs Canada – Book of Remembrance

Circumstances of death registers – WWI – Library and Archives Canada

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Library and Archives Canada – Military Medals, Awards and Honours

On Kinmel Park

The most famous Canadian poem from WWI, John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields

Fifteen great First World War poems (The Week, UK)

Veterans Affairs – From a stretcher handle – The World War I Journal and Poems of Pte. Frank Walker

WWI Racism: Black, Asian, Aboriginal volunteers faced discrimination (The Star, August 9, 2014)

Chinese Canadian Veterans: Battling enemies overseas, fighting racism on home front (Vancouver Sun, August 9, 2014)

Aboriginal Canadians: First Nations Contributions to WWI and WWII: Lest we forget (CBC News, Nov. 11, 2014)

Black Canadians: 100 Years ago today, Canada’s black battalion set sail for WWI and made history (CBC News, March 25, 2017)

Japanese Canadians: New plaque honours Japanese-Canadian WWI veterans (CBC News, Aug. 5, 2016)

The Roles of Women


Role of Women: Firing Lines: How three Canadian women became war reporters in WWI (CBC Radio, The Current, February 20, 2017)

Women in WWI (The National WWI Museum and Memorial)

World War I :1914-1918 (Striking Women)

12 Things You Didn’t Know About Women and the First World War (Imperial War Museums)