First World War

You'll Be Amazed By What You Can Find Out About Your First World War Ancestors

Lesley Anderson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada
Lesley Anderson

Digging into my own family tree I discovered the story of one woman, my husband's Great Aunt Dorothy Quantrill, better known as Dolly, who lived in England. She had written a letter which intrigued me because it contained some surprising information.

LOOK: A Sea Of Ceramic Poppies Surrounds Tower Of London

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada

Anyone who walks by the Tower of London will notice that the grounds have changed colour. Instead of a bright green, the dry moat surrounding the towe...

Harper Commemorates 100th Anniversary Of WWI

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper marked the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War on Monday, crediting the conflict, despite...

Commemorating the First World War Through the Power of Art

Hon. David C. Onley | Posted 08.20.2014 | Canada
Hon. David C. Onley

As the war recedes even farther into the past, the experience of the Great War risks sliding out of our collective memory. The centenary of WWI challenges us to renew our understanding of the conflict and reconsider its contemporary meaning. In that same spirit, my office is hosting Lest We Forget, an exhibition of WWI-inspired paintings by celebrated contemporary artist Charles Pachter.

Why Our Future Depends on a Neutral Internet

Global Shapers Community Ottawa | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada
Global Shapers Community Ottawa

Just as no one living in 1914 could have foreseen the exponential horrors of the Second World War a mere twenty-five years later, likewise today we face the simultaneous onslaught of technological advances and government-sanctioned invasions of privacy, whose combined long-term ramifications for humanity are simply unknowable.

The Musical Fist Against Anti-Semitism

Stephen Cera | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada
Stephen Cera

As he auditioned musicians in several countries, Huberman understood the gravity of his task. He was, in effect, deciding who would live and who would likely be killed. Yet he remained determined to rescue as many colleagues as possible: not only Germans, but also Polish, Czech, and Hungarian Jews.

America's Syria Plan Considers Everything Except the People Living in Syria

Wayne K. Spear | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada
Wayne K. Spear

The inadmissibility of chemical weapons on the battlefield was as early as 1899 an international principle of war. As is often pointed out, even Hitler -- himself the victim of a gas attack -- recoiled from their use in battle. The First World War scrubbed battle of its supposed virtues and in the place of heroism instituted the practical diplomacy of a League of Nations.

Canadian WWI Soldier To Be Buried In France

CBC | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada

The remains of a Canadian soldier killed during the First World War and missing for nearly a century found a final resting place during a...