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The Vickers Machine Gun

A .303 caliber water cooled machine gun developed by the Vickers Company before the First World War for the British army seen here in use by Canadian PPCLI soldiers training in England circa 1942.


Canadian soldier, Capt. Megan Couto, becomes 1st female infantry officer to command Queen’s Guard

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated Couto was the first female officer to command the Queen’s Guard. Couto is in fact the first female infantry officer to do so, not first woman to command the guard, according to British Ministry of Defence. 317 more words


“Pro patria mori”: The McGill University Companies

I recently attended a lecture by historian Tim Cook on the legacy of Vimy, held at McGill. One thing that Dr. Cook mentioned was how closely entwined McGill’s history is with that the First World War, and how many buildings, plaques, and windows can be found around the campus that make reference to those from the school killed in the war. 402 more words

First World War

1914-1918 : la guerre du Canada - Le Mont Sorrel

Pour la quatrième partie de la série, Carl Pépin raconte l’histoire de la bataille de Mont-Sorrel in 1916.  1,905 more words


Edmonton-based soldiers head to Poland for NATO mission

A group of Edmonton-based Canadian Army soldiers are about to take part in a NATO-led operation in Poland.

Members of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, based in the Alberta capital, departed for Poland Wednesday in support of Operation Reassurance. 266 more words


Future uncertain as Edmonton soldiers head to Ukraine

OTTAWA – Some 200 soldiers from Edmonton are preparing to deploy to Ukraine — though with everyone waiting to see whether the mission there will be extended, exactly how long they will be staying is anyone’s guess. 707 more words


66 Years Ago ... Canada's Korean War Begins ...

It was going to be a miserable Christmas.

Sixty-six years ago this month the geriatric rust bucket USS Private Joe P. Martinez puffed and wheezed and gasped its way to dockside in Pusan harbour. 741 more words

Korean War