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Ontario Lieutenant-Governor pens ode to Canadian military

Toronto - The wife of Ontario Lieutenant-Governor David Onley commemorated Canada's military last night by singing her husband's song We Are the People of the Maple Leaf.

The Versailles Conference 99 years on

This year is the centenary of the end of the First World War. Today is the 99th anniversary of the peace conference that followed.

Pieces of Roosevelt's son's WW I plane for auction in France

Saumur - Parts of the aircraft piloted by Quentin Roosevelt, a son of former US president Theodore Roosevelt, who was killed in action in the skies above France during the First World War, are being offered at auction in France at the end of this month.

The Dumbells Live On Special

Toronto - The Dumbells were an entertainment group created by ten members of the Canadian army's Third Division during World War One. A new live show re-imagines a Dumbells show while paying homage to Canadian comedy history.

British military historian builds WWI trench in backyard

Military historian and Royal Logistics Corps Museum curator Andrew Robertshaw builds a 60ft WWI trench in his back garden to experience life as a British soldier of the Great War.

Op-Ed: Will the U.S. have a national World War I Memorial in Washington?

Washington - The World War I Monument is nestled near the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall. This memorial was built in remembrance of the soldiers from the District of Columbia who served and died in World War I.

Gunner Pearce's WWI diary given to the State Library of NSW Special

Sydney - The Trust Company Foundation donates the diary of Gunner Norman Pearce to the State Library of NSW. The diary describes the thoughts and feelings of the young soldier in the lead up to the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Germany's First World War debt ends officially on Sunday

This Sunday will see the official financial end of the First World War as Germany pays off the last of the debt imposed on the country by the Allies.

1 of 3 surviving First World War Canadian vets has died

A sad day for Canadians as they remember Victor Llyod Clemett, WWI veteran.
 

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A Canadian soldier undergoing medical treatment after recieving mustard gas burns from a German chem...
A Canadian soldier undergoing medical treatment after recieving mustard gas burns from a German chemical weapons attack during the first World War. Note the bullae - which are characteristic of mustard gas injuries - on the neck, armpit and hands.
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Remnants of fighter plane piloted by US President Theodore Roosevelt's son, Quentin Roosevelt, killed in action over France during World War One
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The Dumbells Concert Party members in uniform  circa 1918.
The Dumbells Concert Party members in uniform, circa 1918.
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