The Active History of Canada’s First World War: A Thematic Guide

By Sarah Glassford and Nathan Smith

The “Canada’s First World War” series launched on ActiveHistory.ca with a Call for Blog Posts, published on 4 August 2014. It concluded in the Fall of 2019, with a total of 78 posts, including this post. The series editors during this five-year run were: Mary Chaktsiris, Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schulz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. This final contribution is a thematic guide to the series in the form of a bibliography organized by subject. There are thirty subjects in total, a breadth difficult to achieve in a traditionally published collection, and indicative of the war’s relevance to historians working in diverse fields.

Also included are references to the series webpage at Active History, and to two pre-series posts which, in retrospect, seem like a prelude to the series. The bibliography’s format follows the Chicago Style for newspaper or magazine articles online. Additionally, we offer readers a larger “Bibliographic Resource” that organizes series posts chronologically, by author, and by subject.

  • Sarah Glassford and Nathan Smith, “The Active History of Canada’s First World War: A Bibliographic Resource,” ca, Published 6 December 2019.

We hope our resource will be useful to our contributors, readers, and historians working in classrooms, and elsewhere. Researchers and students may also find that the resource offers a user-friendly guide to informative pieces on a wide-range of topics.

Series Posts Categorized by Subject

Acts of Resistance

Alldritt, Robert. “First World War Postscript: ‘Fed Up and Tired’ in the Months Following the Armistice.” ActiveHistory.ca, 25 September 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/09/first-world-war-postscript-fed-up-and-tired-in-the-months-following-the-armistice/

Brandon, Laura. “The Bolshevik: Art, Revolution, and Canada.” ActiveHistory.ca, 3 October 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/10/the-bolshevik-art-revolution-and-canada/

Chaktsiris, Mary, Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “In Conversation V: Publishing, Precarity, and the Public History of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 23 October 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/10/in-conversation-v-publishing-precarity-and-the-public-history-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Chaktsiris, Mary, Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “In Conversation VI: Making Sense of the Centenary of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 8 November 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/11/in-conversation-vi-making-sense-of-the-centenary-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Chamberlayne, Russ. “Anti-War Poetry in Canadian Newspapers at the Beginning of the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 14 October 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/10/anti-war-poetry-in-canadian-newspapers-at-the-beginning-of-the-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah. “Canadian Red Cross Sock-Selling: ‘Fake News’ of the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 September 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/09/canadian-red-cross-sock-selling-fake-news-of-the-first-world-war/

Hanowski, Elliot. “Atheists in the Trenches: Loss of Faith among Canadians in the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 2 May 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/05/atheists-in-the-trenches-loss-of-faith-among-canadians-in-the-great-war/

Shaw, Amy. “Conscientious Objectors: Fitting Dissent into a Coming of Age Story.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 October 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/10/conscientious-objectors-fitting-dissent-into-a-coming-of-age-story/

Vennes, Thomas. “Africa’s War: Anti-colonial Movements and Repression in First World War French West Africa.” ActiveHistory.ca, 5 December 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/12/africas-war-anti-colonial-movements-and-repression-in-first-world-war-french-west-africa/

 

Children and Youth

Dale, Stephen. “Racist Propaganda and the Shaping of Boys’ Attitudes toward War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 29 September 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/09/racist-propaganda-and-the-shaping-of-boys-attitudes-toward-war/

Glassford, Sarah, and Rose Morton. “In Conversation II: Archiving and Accessing Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 1 August 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/08/in-conversation-ii-archiving-and-accessing-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah, and Ady King. “In Conversation III: Touring the Battlefields of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 January 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/01/in-conversation-iii-touring-the-battlefields-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah. “‘Tom’s Return’ – or A Girl’s Heroic Adventure? Great War Fiction by a Canadian Schoolgirl.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 September 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/09/toms-return-or-a-girls-heroic-adventure-great-war-fiction-by-a-canadian-schoolgirl/

  

Combatants and Allies (Other Than Canadians)

Bowersox, Jeff. “Did You Know the American World War I Museum is in Kansas City?” ActiveHistory.ca, 16 December 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/12/did-you-know-the-american-world-war-i-museum-is-in-kansas-city/

Brandon, Laura. “The Bolshevik: Art, Revolution, and Canada.” ActiveHistory.ca, 3 October 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/10/the-bolshevik-art-revolution-and-canada/

Dickon, Chris. “An American Legion in the CEF? Crossing Borders during ‘Canada’s’ First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 24 February 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/02/an-american-legion-in-the-cef-crossing-borders-during-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah. “Embodying Anti-German Sentiment during the Great War: An Archival Moment.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 August 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/08/embodying-anti-german-sentiment-during-the-great-war-an-archival-moment/

Millward, Liz. “Marjorie Stinson, the Flying Schoolmarm.” ActiveHistory.ca, 29 February 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/02/marjorie-stinson-the-flying-schoolmarm/

Morgan, Cecilia. “Performing For War, Hoping For Peace: Canadian Actresses’ Transnational Engagements with World War I.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 April 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/04/performing-for-war-hoping-for-peace-canadian-actresses-transnational-engagements-with-world-war-i/

Norman, Alison. “Six Nations Soldiers and British Women’s Activism during and after the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 October 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/10/this-injustice-will-do-canada-harm-in-the-eyes-of-the-world-six-nations-soldiers-and-british-womens-activism-during-and-after-the-first-world-war/

Vennes, Thomas. “Africa’s War: Anti-colonial Movements and Repression in First World War French West Africa.” ActiveHistory.ca, 5 December 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/12/africas-war-anti-colonial-movements-and-repression-in-first-world-war-french-west-africa/

  

Commemoration and Commemorative Events

Brandon, Laura. “Art, Religion, & Iconography in the Vimy Memorial: An Overview.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 November 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/11/art-religion-iconography-in-the-vimy-memorial-an-overview/

Campbell, David, Jonathan Roberts, Corey Slumkoski, and Martha Walls. “Heritage vs. History in the Commemoration of War in Cape Breton Highlands National Park.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 July 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/07/heritage-vs-history-in-the-commemoration-of-war-in-cape-breton-highlands-national-park/

Campbell-Miller, Jill. “A Monument to the Past? The Never Forgotten National War Memorial Project.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 July 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/07/a-recollection-of-the-past-the-never-forgotten-national-war-memorial-project/

Chaktsiris, Mary, and Stephanie Bangarth. “If ye break faith – we shall not sleep?” ActiveHistory.ca, 8 December 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/12/if-ye-break-faith-we-shall-not-sleep/

Chaktsiris, Mary, Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “In Conversation V: Publishing, Precarity, and the Public History of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 23 October 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/10/in-conversation-v-publishing-precarity-and-the-public-history-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Chaktsiris, Mary, Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “In Conversation VI: Making Sense of the Centenary of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 8 November 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/11/in-conversation-vi-making-sense-of-the-centenary-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Farrugia, Peter (Dr.), and Evan J. Habkirk. “Exploring the Clash of Official and Vernacular Memory: The Great War in Brantford, Brant County, and Six Nations.” ActiveHistory.ca, 19 January 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/01/exploring-the-clash-of-official-and-vernacular-memory-the-great-war-in-brantford-brant-country-and-six-nations/

Glassford, Sarah. “1864 vs. 1914: A Commemorative Showdown.” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 November 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/11/1864-vs-1914-a-commemorative-showdown/

Glassford, Sarah, and Rose Morton. “In Conversation II: Archiving and Accessing Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 1 August 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/08/in-conversation-ii-archiving-and-accessing-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah, and Ady King. “In Conversation III: Touring the Battlefields of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 January 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/01/in-conversation-iii-touring-the-battlefields-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah. “‘You want to put what, where?’ Contesting Malpeque’s (Second) First World War Memorial.” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 November 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/11/you-want-to-what-where-contesting-malpeques-second-first-world-war-memorial/

Iacobelli, Teresa. “Passing the Torch: The CBC and Commemoration in 1964 and 2014.” ActiveHistory.ca, 10 February 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/02/passing-the-torch-the-cbc-and-commemoration-in-1964-and-2014/

Richardson, Elizabeth. “‘The Equal and Respected Companions of Men’: The Female Veteran of the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 March 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/03/the-equal-and-respected-companions-of-men1-the-female-veteran-of-the-great-war/

Schultz, Christopher. “Further Writing on War, Loss and Remembrance: Reflections on In Flanders Fields 100 Years.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/12/further-writing-on-war-loss-and-remembrance-reflections-on-in-flanders-fields-100-years/

Scotland, Jonathan. “Growing Pains: The Great War Veterans’ Association, Early Poppy Day Campaigns, and the Seeds of Commemorative Tradition.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 December 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/12/growing-pains-the-great-war-veterans-association-early-poppy-day-campaigns-and-the-seeds-of-commemorative-tradition/

Smith, Nathan. “1914-1918 In Memoriam: A View from the Grandstand.” ActiveHistory.ca, 12 August 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/08/1914-1918-in-memoriam-a-view-from-the-grandstand/

Smith, Nathan (ed.). “Canada’s History and the First World War Centennial: A Conversation.” ActiveHistory.ca, 13 September 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/09/canadas-history-and-the-first-world-war-centennial-a-conversation/

Smith, Nathan. “Memory at 100: The First World War Centennial and the Question of Commemoration.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 June 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/06/memory-at-100-the-first-world-war-centennial-and-the-question-of-commemoration/

Smith, Nathan. “Remembrance Day 2018 and Canada’s First World War Centennial.” ActiveHistory.ca, 21 November 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/11/remembrance-day-2018-and-canadas-first-world-war-centennial/

Story, Eric. “Indigenous Veterans, the Indian Act, and the Origins of National Aboriginal Day.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 March 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/03/indigenous-veterans-the-indian-act-and-the-origins-of-national-aboriginal-day/

Swift, Jamie. “The Ideological Work of Commemoration.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 April 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/04/the-ideological-work-of-commemoration/

Weier, Jonathan. “On ‘The Road to 2017’: Reflecting on Canada’s First World War Commemoration Plans.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 April 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/04/on-the-road-to-2017-reflecting-on-canadas-first-world-war-commemoration-plans/

Weier, Jonathan. “We Need to Stop Talking about Vimy.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 April 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/04/we-need-to-stop-talking-about-vimy/

Weier, Jonathan. “What is the ‘Right Way’ to Commemorate the First World War?” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 April 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/04/what-is-the-right-way-to-commemorate-the-first-world-war/

 

Conscription, Volunteers, and Conscientious Objection

Blanchard, Jim. “World War One in Winnipeg – Conscription.” ActiveHistory.ca, 21 October 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/10/world-war-one-in-winnipeg-conscription/

Clarke, Nic. “Unfit to Fight: The History of Rejecting First World War Volunteers – An Excerpt.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 October 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/10/unwanted-warriors-an-excerpt/

Glassford, Sarah, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “A View from the (Editing) Trenches: Summer 2016 and the Challenges of (Knowledge) Mobilization.” ActiveHistory.ca, 2 August 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/08/a-view-from-the-editing-trenches-summer-2016-and-the-challenges-of-knowledge-mobilization/

Lazarenko, Rebecca. “Francophone Alberta: Deeply Engaged in the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 August 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/08/francophone-alberta-deeply-engaged-in-the-first-world-war/

Lazarenko, Rebecca. “The Francophone Community of Alberta and the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 July 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/07/the-francophone-community-of-alberta-and-the-first-world-war/

Shaw, Amy. “Conscientious Objectors: Fitting Dissent into a Coming of Age Story.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 October 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/10/conscientious-objectors-fitting-dissent-into-a-coming-of-age-story/

 

Education

Glassford, Sarah, and Ruby Madigan. “In Conversation: Teaching and Learning Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 21 June 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/06/in-conversation-teaching-and-learning-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah, and Rose Morton. “In Conversation II: Archiving and Accessing Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 1 August 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/08/in-conversation-ii-archiving-and-accessing-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah, and Ady King. “In Conversation III: Touring the Battlefields of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 January 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/01/in-conversation-iii-touring-the-battlefields-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah, and Jonathan Vance. “In Conversation IV: Preserving and Passing-On the Legacies of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 29 April 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/04/in-conversation-iv-preserving-and-passing-on-the-legacies-of-canadas-first-world-war/

 

Elections and Suffrage

Barrett, Matthew. “Soldier-Candidates and the 1917 Wartime Election.” ActiveHistory.ca, 13 October 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/10/soldier-candidates-and-the-1917-wartime-election/

Lazarenko, Rebecca. “The Francophone Community of Alberta and the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 July 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/07/the-francophone-community-of-alberta-and-the-first-world-war/

Read, Geoff. “World War One: A Fight for Freedom?” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/11/world-war-one-a-fight-for-freedom/

 

Emotions

Alldritt, Robert. “First World War Postscript: ‘Fed Up and Tired’ in the Months Following the Armistice.” ActiveHistory.ca, 25 September 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/09/first-world-war-postscript-fed-up-and-tired-in-the-months-following-the-armistice/

Barrett, Matthew. “A Father’s Grief: The Case of Captain Robert Bartholomew.” ActiveHistory.ca, 16 June 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/06/a-fathers-grief-the-case-of-captain-robert-bartholomew/

Bechthold, Mike. “‘Deeply regret to inform you’: War and Loss in the Trapp Family.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 June 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/06/deeply-regret-to-inform-you-war-and-loss-in-the-trapp-family/

Brandon, Laura. “Art, Religion, & Iconography in the Vimy Memorial: An Overview.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 November 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/11/art-religion-iconography-in-the-vimy-memorial-an-overview/

Chaktsiris, Mary, and Stephanie Bangarth. “If ye break faith – we shall not sleep?” ActiveHistory.ca, 8 December 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/12/if-ye-break-faith-we-shall-not-sleep/

Dunn, Brittany. “‘He Will Again Be Able to Make Himself Self-Sustaining’: Canadian Ex-Officers’ Return to Civilian Life.” ActiveHistory.ca, 20 February 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/02/he-will-again-be-able-to-make-himself-self-sustaining1-canadian-ex-officers-return-to-civilian-life/

Evans, Suzanne. “Raising ‘Human Ammunition’: Motherhood, Propaganda, and the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 August 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/08/raising-human-ammunition-motherhood-propaganda-and-the-great-war/

Glassford, Sarah. “Embodying Anti-German Sentiment during the Great War: An Archival Moment.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 August 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/08/embodying-anti-german-sentiment-during-the-great-war-an-archival-moment/

Glassford, Sarah, and Ady King. “In Conversation III: Touring the Battlefields of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 January 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/01/in-conversation-iii-touring-the-battlefields-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Karn, Sara. “‘The town’s gone wild’: Sounds of Victory in Toronto, 11 November 1918.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 November 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/11/the-towns-gone-wild-sounds-of-victory-in-toronto-11-november-1918/

Pind, Jackson. “The Alderville War Memorial: A Bizarre Monument or A Community’s Search for Meaning?” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 June 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/06/the-alderville-war-memorial-a-bizarre-monument-or-a-communitys-search-for-meaning/

Schultz, Christopher. “Further Writing on War, Loss and Remembrance: Reflections on In Flanders Fields 100 Years.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/12/further-writing-on-war-loss-and-remembrance-reflections-on-in-flanders-fields-100-years/

 

Family

Barrett, Matthew. “A Father’s Grief: The Case of Captain Robert Bartholomew.” ActiveHistory.ca, 16 June 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/06/a-fathers-grief-the-case-of-captain-robert-bartholomew/

Bechthold, Mike. “‘Deeply regret to inform you’: War and Loss in the Trapp Family.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 June 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/06/deeply-regret-to-inform-you-war-and-loss-in-the-trapp-family/

Dunn, Brittany. “‘He Will Again Be Able to Make Himself Self-Sustaining’: Canadian Ex-Officers’ Return to Civilian Life.” ActiveHistory.ca, 20 February 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/02/he-will-again-be-able-to-make-himself-self-sustaining1-canadian-ex-officers-return-to-civilian-life/

Evans, Suzanne. “Raising ‘Human Ammunition’: Motherhood, Propaganda, and the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 August 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/08/raising-human-ammunition-motherhood-propaganda-and-the-great-war/

Gehl, Lynn. “Bleeding Him White: How Canada Stole an Indigenous Veteran’s Identity.” ActiveHistory.ca, 2 February 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/02/bleeding-him-white-how-canada-stole-an-indigenous-veterans-identity/

Glassford, Sarah, and Jonathan Vance. “In Conversation IV: Preserving and Passing-On the Legacies of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 29 April 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/04/in-conversation-iv-preserving-and-passing-on-the-legacies-of-canadas-first-world-war/

   

Food and Environment

Solway, Beverly. “Victory in the Kitchen: Food Control in the Lakehead during the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 November 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/11/new-paper-victory-in-the-kitchen-food-control-in-the-lakehead-during-the-great-war-by-beverly-soloway/

Souchen, Alex. “The Dark Side of Disarmament: Ocean Pollution, Peace, and the World Wars.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 December 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/12/the-dark-side-of-disarmament-ocean-pollution-peace-and-the-world-wars/ 

 

Gender and Sexuality

Abram, Zachary. “Sexing Up Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 3 March 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/03/sexing-up-canadas-first-world-war/

Beausaert, Rebecca. “Red Crosses and White Cotton: Memory and Meaning in First World War Quilts.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 July 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/07/red-crosses-and-white-cotton-memory-and-meaning-in-first-world-war-quilts/

Bogaert, Kandace. “The Difficulty in Diagnosis: Shell Shock and the Case of Private Dennis R.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 February 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/02/the-difficulty-in-diagnosis-shell-shock-and-the-case-of-private-dennis-r/

Brandon, Laura. “Art, Religion, & Iconography in the Vimy Memorial: An Overview.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 November 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/11/art-religion-iconography-in-the-vimy-memorial-an-overview/

Chaktsiris, Mary, Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “In Conversation VI: Making Sense of the Centenary of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 8 November 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/11/in-conversation-vi-making-sense-of-the-centenary-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Dale, Stephen. “Racist Propaganda and the Shaping of Boys’ Attitudes toward War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 29 September 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/09/racist-propaganda-and-the-shaping-of-boys-attitudes-toward-war/

Dunn, Brittany. “‘He Will Again Be Able to Make Himself Self-Sustaining’: Canadian Ex-Officers’ Return to Civilian Life.” ActiveHistory.ca, 20 February 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/02/he-will-again-be-able-to-make-himself-self-sustaining1-canadian-ex-officers-return-to-civilian-life/

Evans, Suzanne. “Raising ‘Human Ammunition’: Motherhood, Propaganda, and the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 August 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/08/raising-human-ammunition-motherhood-propaganda-and-the-great-war/

Millward, Liz. “Marjorie Stinson, the Flying Schoolmarm.” ActiveHistory.ca, 29 February 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/02/marjorie-stinson-the-flying-schoolmarm/

Morgan, Cecilia. “Performing For War, Hoping For Peace: Canadian Actresses’ Transnational Engagements with World War I.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 April 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/04/performing-for-war-hoping-for-peace-canadian-actresses-transnational-engagements-with-world-war-i/

Norman, Alison. “Six Nations Soldiers and British Women’s Activism during and after the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 October 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/10/this-injustice-will-do-canada-harm-in-the-eyes-of-the-world-six-nations-soldiers-and-british-womens-activism-during-and-after-the-first-world-war/

Richardson, Elizabeth. “‘The Equal and Respected Companions of Men’: The Female Veteran of the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 March 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/03/the-equal-and-respected-companions-of-men1-the-female-veteran-of-the-great-war/

  

Historiography

Chaktsiris, Mary, Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “In Conversation V: Publishing, Precarity, and the Public History of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 23 October 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/10/in-conversation-v-publishing-precarity-and-the-public-history-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah, and Nathan Smith. “The Active History of Canada’s First World War: A Thematic Guide.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 December 2019, https://wp.me/p2QQbJ-79x

Lazarenko, Rebecca. “Francophone Alberta: Deeply Engaged in the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 August 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/08/francophone-alberta-deeply-engaged-in-the-first-world-war/

Lazarenko, Rebecca. “The Francophone Community of Alberta and the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 July 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/07/the-francophone-community-of-alberta-and-the-first-world-war/

Story, Eric, Brittany Dunn, and Alexander Maavara. “Reflections on the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 13 May 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/05/reflections-on-the-first-world-war/

  

Indigenous Peoples

Farrugia, Peter (Dr.), and Evan J. Habkirk. “Exploring the Clash of Official and Vernacular Memory: The Great War in Brantford, Brant County, and Six Nations.” ActiveHistory.ca, 19 January 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/01/exploring-the-clash-of-official-and-vernacular-memory-the-great-war-in-brantford-brant-country-and-six-nations/

Gehl, Lynn. “Bleeding Him White: How Canada Stole an Indigenous Veteran’s Identity.” ActiveHistory.ca, 2 February 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/02/bleeding-him-white-how-canada-stole-an-indigenous-veterans-identity/

Norman, Alison. “Six Nations Soldiers and British Women’s Activism during and after the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 October 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/10/this-injustice-will-do-canada-harm-in-the-eyes-of-the-world-six-nations-soldiers-and-british-womens-activism-during-and-after-the-first-world-war/

Story, Eric. “Indigenous Veterans, the Indian Act, and the Origins of National Aboriginal Day.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 March 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/03/indigenous-veterans-the-indian-act-and-the-origins-of-national-aboriginal-day/

 

Literature, Performance, and Visual Arts

Brandon, Laura. “Art as Prescience: Reflections on Sarah Beck’s 2001 ODE.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 July 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/07/art-as-prescience-reflections-on-sarah-becks-2001-ode/

Brandon, Laura. “Art, Religion, & Iconography in the Vimy Memorial: An Overview.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 November 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/11/art-religion-iconography-in-the-vimy-memorial-an-overview/

Brandon, Laura. “Golgotha?: D. Y. Cameron’s Flanders from Kemmel.” ActiveHistory.ca, 16 March 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/03/golgotha-d-y-camerons-flanders-from-kemmel/

Brandon, Laura. “The Bolshevik: Art, Revolution, and Canada.” ActiveHistory.ca, 3 October 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/10/the-bolshevik-art-revolution-and-canada/

Chamberlayne, Russ. “Anti-War Poetry in Canadian Newspapers at the Beginning of the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 14 October 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/10/anti-war-poetry-in-canadian-newspapers-at-the-beginning-of-the-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “Comic Art and the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 30 September 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/09/13975/

Glassford, Sarah. “Embodying Anti-German Sentiment during the Great War: An Archival Moment.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 August 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/08/embodying-anti-german-sentiment-during-the-great-war-an-archival-moment/

Karn, Sara. “‘The town’s gone wild’: Sounds of Victory in Toronto, 11 November 1918.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 November 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/11/the-towns-gone-wild-sounds-of-victory-in-toronto-11-november-1918/

Morgan, Cecilia. “Performing For War, Hoping For Peace: Canadian Actresses’ Transnational Engagements with World War I.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 April 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/04/performing-for-war-hoping-for-peace-canadian-actresses-transnational-engagements-with-world-war-i/

Schultz, Christopher. “Further Writing on War, Loss and Remembrance: Reflections on In Flanders Fields 100 Years.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/12/further-writing-on-war-loss-and-remembrance-reflections-on-in-flanders-fields-100-years/

 

Medicine and Nursing

Bogaert, Kandace. “The Difficulty in Diagnosis: Shell Shock and the Case of Private Dennis R.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 February 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/02/the-difficulty-in-diagnosis-shell-shock-and-the-case-of-private-dennis-r/

Dunn, Brittany. “‘He Will Again Be Able to Make Himself Self-Sustaining’: Canadian Ex-Officers’ Return to Civilian Life.” ActiveHistory.ca, 20 February 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/02/he-will-again-be-able-to-make-himself-self-sustaining1-canadian-ex-officers-return-to-civilian-life/

Glassford, Sarah. “Canadian Red Cross Sock-Selling: ‘Fake News’ of the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 September 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/09/canadian-red-cross-sock-selling-fake-news-of-the-first-world-war/

Richardson, Elizabeth. “‘The Equal and Respected Companions of Men’: The Female Veteran of the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 March 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/03/the-equal-and-respected-companions-of-men1-the-female-veteran-of-the-great-war/

Story, Eric. “Coming Home: Veterans, Pensions and the Canadian State After the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 23 January 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/01/coming-home-veterans-pensions-and-the-canadian-state-after-the-great-war/

Warner, Mackenzie. “New Archives of Ontario Online Exhibit: Ontario’s WWI Hospital Overseas.” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/11/new-archives-of-ontario-online-exhibit-ontarios-wwi-hospital-overseas/

 

Monuments and Memorials

Brandon, Laura. “Art, Religion, & Iconography in the Vimy Memorial: An Overview.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 November 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/11/art-religion-iconography-in-the-vimy-memorial-an-overview/

Campbell-Miller, Jill. “A Monument to the Past? The Never Forgotten National War Memorial Project.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 July 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/07/a-recollection-of-the-past-the-never-forgotten-national-war-memorial-project/

Chaktsiris, Mary, Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “In Conversation VI: Making Sense of the Centenary of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 8 November 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/11/in-conversation-vi-making-sense-of-the-centenary-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah, and Ady King. “In Conversation III: Touring the Battlefields of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 January 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/01/in-conversation-iii-touring-the-battlefields-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah. “‘You want to put what, where?’ Contesting Malpeque’s (Second) First World War Memorial.” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 November 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/11/you-want-to-what-where-contesting-malpeques-second-first-world-war-memorial/

Pind, Jackson. “The Alderville War Memorial: A Bizarre Monument or A Community’s Search for Meaning?” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 June 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/06/the-alderville-war-memorial-a-bizarre-monument-or-a-communitys-search-for-meaning/

Scotland, Jonathan. “Growing Pains: The Great War Veterans’ Association, Early Poppy Day Campaigns, and the Seeds of Commemorative Tradition.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 December 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/12/growing-pains-the-great-war-veterans-association-early-poppy-day-campaigns-and-the-seeds-of-commemorative-tradition/

 

Museums and Archives

Beausaert, Rebecca. “Red Crosses and White Cotton: Memory and Meaning in First World War Quilts.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 July 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/07/red-crosses-and-white-cotton-memory-and-meaning-in-first-world-war-quilts/

Bowersox, Jeff. “Did You Know the American World War I Museum is in Kansas City?” ActiveHistory.ca, 16 December 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/12/did-you-know-the-american-world-war-i-museum-is-in-kansas-city/

Chaktsiris, Mary, Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “In Conversation VI: Making Sense of the Centenary of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 8 November 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/11/in-conversation-vi-making-sense-of-the-centenary-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah. “Embodying Anti-German Sentiment during the Great War: An Archival Moment.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 August 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/08/embodying-anti-german-sentiment-during-the-great-war-an-archival-moment/

Glassford, Sarah, and Rose Morton. “In Conversation II: Archiving and Accessing Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 1 August 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/08/in-conversation-ii-archiving-and-accessing-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah, and Jonathan Vance. “In Conversation IV: Preserving and Passing-On the Legacies of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 29 April 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/04/in-conversation-iv-preserving-and-passing-on-the-legacies-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Warner, Mackenzie. “New Archives of Ontario Online Exhibit: Ontario’s WWI Hospital Overseas.” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/11/new-archives-of-ontario-online-exhibit-ontarios-wwi-hospital-overseas/

 

Peace and Disarmament

Alldritt, Robert. “First World War Postscript: ‘Fed Up and Tired’ in the Months Following the Armistice.” ActiveHistory.ca, 25 September 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/09/first-world-war-postscript-fed-up-and-tired-in-the-months-following-the-armistice/

Chaktsiris, Mary, Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “In Conversation VI: Making Sense of the Centenary of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 8 November 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/11/in-conversation-vi-making-sense-of-the-centenary-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Dunn, Brittany. “‘He Will Again Be Able to Make Himself Self-Sustaining’: Canadian Ex-Officers’ Return to Civilian Life.” ActiveHistory.ca, 20 February 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/02/he-will-again-be-able-to-make-himself-self-sustaining1-canadian-ex-officers-return-to-civilian-life/

Karn, Sara. “‘The town’s gone wild’: Sounds of Victory in Toronto, 11 November 1918.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 November 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/11/the-towns-gone-wild-sounds-of-victory-in-toronto-11-november-1918/

Souchen, Alex. “The Dark Side of Disarmament: Ocean Pollution, Peace, and the World Wars.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 December 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/12/the-dark-side-of-disarmament-ocean-pollution-peace-and-the-world-wars/

Story, Eric. “Coming Home: Veterans, Pensions and the Canadian State After the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 23 January 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/01/coming-home-veterans-pensions-and-the-canadian-state-after-the-great-war/

 

Places (Geographic)

Beausaert, Rebecca. “Red Crosses and White Cotton: Memory and Meaning in First World War Quilts.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 July 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/07/red-crosses-and-white-cotton-memory-and-meaning-in-first-world-war-quilts/

Blanchard, Jim. “World War One in Winnipeg – Conscription.” ActiveHistory.ca, 21 October 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/10/world-war-one-in-winnipeg-conscription/

Brandon, Laura. “Art, Religion, & Iconography in the Vimy Memorial: An Overview.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 November 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/11/art-religion-iconography-in-the-vimy-memorial-an-overview/

Glassford, Sarah. “1864 vs. 1914: A Commemorative Showdown.” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 November 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/11/1864-vs-1914-a-commemorative-showdown/

Glassford, Sarah, and Ady King. “In Conversation III: Touring the Battlefields of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 January 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/01/in-conversation-iii-touring-the-battlefields-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah, and Jonathan Vance. “In Conversation IV: Preserving and Passing-On the Legacies of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 29 April 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/04/in-conversation-iv-preserving-and-passing-on-the-legacies-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah. “‘You want to put what, where?’ Contesting Malpeque’s (Second) First World War Memorial.” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 November 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/11/you-want-to-what-where-contesting-malpeques-second-first-world-war-memorial/

Karn, Sara. “‘The town’s gone wild’: Sounds of Victory in Toronto, 11 November 1918.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 November 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/11/the-towns-gone-wild-sounds-of-victory-in-toronto-11-november-1918/

Lazarenko, Rebecca. “Francophone Alberta: Deeply Engaged in the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 August 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/08/francophone-alberta-deeply-engaged-in-the-first-world-war/

Lazarenko, Rebecca. “The Francophone Community of Alberta and the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 July 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/07/the-francophone-community-of-alberta-and-the-first-world-war/

Pind, Jackson. “The Alderville War Memorial: A Bizarre Monument or A Community’s Search for Meaning?” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 June 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/06/the-alderville-war-memorial-a-bizarre-monument-or-a-communitys-search-for-meaning/

Rutherdale, Robert. “Podcast – Robert Rutherdale on the Local Responses of WWI.” ActiveHistory.ca, 10 November 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/11/podcast-robert-rutherdale-on-the-local-responses-of-wwi/

Solway, Beverly. “Victory in the Kitchen: Food Control in the Lakehead during the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 November 2014, http://activehistory.ca/2014/11/new-paper-victory-in-the-kitchen-food-control-in-the-lakehead-during-the-great-war-by-beverly-soloway/

Vennes, Thomas. “Africa’s War: Anti-colonial Movements and Repression in First World War French West Africa.” ActiveHistory.ca, 5 December 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/12/africas-war-anti-colonial-movements-and-repression-in-first-world-war-french-west-africa/

  

Politics, Government, and the State

Barrett, Matthew. “Soldier-Candidates and the 1917 Wartime Election.” ActiveHistory.ca, 13 October 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/10/soldier-candidates-and-the-1917-wartime-election/

Brandon, Laura. “The Bolshevik: Art, Revolution, and Canada.” ActiveHistory.ca, 3 October 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/10/the-bolshevik-art-revolution-and-canada/

Dunn, Brittany. “‘He Will Again Be Able to Make Himself Self-Sustaining’: Canadian Ex-Officers’ Return to Civilian Life.” ActiveHistory.ca, 20 February 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/02/he-will-again-be-able-to-make-himself-self-sustaining1-canadian-ex-officers-return-to-civilian-life/

Erb, Calyssa. “‘Trustees of the Future’ and the Echoes of History.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/11/trustees-of-the-future-and-the-echoes-of-history/

Gehl, Lynn. “Bleeding Him White: How Canada Stole an Indigenous Veteran’s Identity.” ActiveHistory.ca, 2 February 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/02/bleeding-him-white-how-canada-stole-an-indigenous-veterans-identity/

Molinaro, Dennis. “Peaceable Kingdom or Emergency State? The Legacy of Canada’s First World War for Security Regulation and Civil Rights.” ActiveHistory.ca, 20 December 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/12/peaceable-kingdom-or-emergency-state-the-legacy-of-canadas-first-world-war-for-security-regulation-and-civil-rights/

Norman, Alison. “Six Nations Soldiers and British Women’s Activism during and after the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 October 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/10/this-injustice-will-do-canada-harm-in-the-eyes-of-the-world-six-nations-soldiers-and-british-womens-activism-during-and-after-the-first-world-war/

Read, Geoff. “World War One: A Fight for Freedom?” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/11/world-war-one-a-fight-for-freedom/

Souchen, Alex. “The Dark Side of Disarmament: Ocean Pollution, Peace, and the World Wars.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 December 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/12/the-dark-side-of-disarmament-ocean-pollution-peace-and-the-world-wars/

Story, Eric. “Coming Home: Veterans, Pensions and the Canadian State After the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 23 January 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/01/coming-home-veterans-pensions-and-the-canadian-state-after-the-great-war/

Story, Eric. “Indigenous Veterans, the Indian Act, and the Origins of National Aboriginal Day.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 March 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/03/indigenous-veterans-the-indian-act-and-the-origins-of-national-aboriginal-day/

Vennes, Thomas. “Africa’s War: Anti-colonial Movements and Repression in First World War French West Africa.” ActiveHistory.ca, 5 December 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/12/africas-war-anti-colonial-movements-and-repression-in-first-world-war-french-west-africa/

  

Prisoners of War

Alldritt, Robert. “Hidden Messages and Code Words: Bill Alldritt’s Letters as a Prisoner in First World War Germany.” ActiveHistory.ca, 5 January 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/01/hidden-messages-and-code-words-bill-alldritts-letters-as-a-prisoner-in-first-world-war-germany/

 

Propaganda

Brandon, Laura. “Art, Religion, & Iconography in the Vimy Memorial: An Overview.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 November 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/11/art-religion-iconography-in-the-vimy-memorial-an-overview/

Chaktsiris, Mary, Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “In Conversation VI: Making Sense of the Centenary of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 8 November 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/11/in-conversation-vi-making-sense-of-the-centenary-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Dale, Stephen. “Racist Propaganda and the Shaping of Boys’ Attitudes toward War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 29 September 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/09/racist-propaganda-and-the-shaping-of-boys-attitudes-toward-war/

Erb, Calyssa. “‘Trustees of the Future’ and the Echoes of History.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/11/trustees-of-the-future-and-the-echoes-of-history/

Evans, Suzanne. “Raising ‘Human Ammunition’: Motherhood, Propaganda, and the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 August 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/08/raising-human-ammunition-motherhood-propaganda-and-the-great-war/

Glassford, Sarah. “Canadian Red Cross Sock-Selling: ‘Fake News’ of the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 September 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/09/canadian-red-cross-sock-selling-fake-news-of-the-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah. “Embodying Anti-German Sentiment during the Great War: An Archival Moment.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 August 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/08/embodying-anti-german-sentiment-during-the-great-war-an-archival-moment/

Karn, Sara. “‘The town’s gone wild’: Sounds of Victory in Toronto, 11 November 1918.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 November 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/11/the-towns-gone-wild-sounds-of-victory-in-toronto-11-november-1918/

Lazarenko, Rebecca. “The Francophone Community of Alberta and the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 July 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/07/the-francophone-community-of-alberta-and-the-first-world-war/

Morgan, Cecilia. “Performing For War, Hoping For Peace: Canadian Actresses’ Transnational Engagements with World War I.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 April 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/04/performing-for-war-hoping-for-peace-canadian-actresses-transnational-engagements-with-world-war-i/

Read, Geoff. “World War One: A Fight for Freedom?” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/11/world-war-one-a-fight-for-freedom/

Schultz, Christopher. “Further Writing on War, Loss and Remembrance: Reflections on In Flanders Fields 100 Years.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/12/further-writing-on-war-loss-and-remembrance-reflections-on-in-flanders-fields-100-years/

Swift, Jamie. “The Ideological Work of Commemoration.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 April 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/04/the-ideological-work-of-commemoration/

Weier, Jonathan. “We Need to Stop Talking about Vimy.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 April 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/04/we-need-to-stop-talking-about-vimy/

  

Race and Ethnicity

Chaktsiris, Mary, Sarah Glassford, Christopher Schultz, Nathan Smith, and Jonathan Weier. “In Conversation VI: Making Sense of the Centenary of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 8 November 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/11/in-conversation-vi-making-sense-of-the-centenary-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Dale, Stephen. “Racist Propaganda and the Shaping of Boys’ Attitudes toward War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 29 September 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/09/racist-propaganda-and-the-shaping-of-boys-attitudes-toward-war/

Farrugia, Peter (Dr.), and Evan J. Habkirk. “Exploring the Clash of Official and Vernacular Memory: The Great War in Brantford, Brant County, and Six Nations.” ActiveHistory.ca, 19 January 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/01/exploring-the-clash-of-official-and-vernacular-memory-the-great-war-in-brantford-brant-country-and-six-nations/

Gehl, Lynn. “Bleeding Him White: How Canada Stole an Indigenous Veteran’s Identity.” ActiveHistory.ca, 2 February 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/02/bleeding-him-white-how-canada-stole-an-indigenous-veterans-identity/

Glassford, Sarah. “Embodying Anti-German Sentiment during the Great War: An Archival Moment.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 August 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/08/embodying-anti-german-sentiment-during-the-great-war-an-archival-moment/

Lazarenko, Rebecca. “Francophone Alberta: Deeply Engaged in the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 August 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/08/francophone-alberta-deeply-engaged-in-the-first-world-war/

Lazarenko, Rebecca. “The Francophone Community of Alberta and the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 July 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/07/the-francophone-community-of-alberta-and-the-first-world-war/

Norman, Alison. “Six Nations Soldiers and British Women’s Activism during and after the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 October 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/10/this-injustice-will-do-canada-harm-in-the-eyes-of-the-world-six-nations-soldiers-and-british-womens-activism-during-and-after-the-first-world-war/

Read, Geoff. “World War One: A Fight for Freedom?” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/11/world-war-one-a-fight-for-freedom/

Story, Eric. “Indigenous Veterans, the Indian Act, and the Origins of National Aboriginal Day.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 March 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/03/indigenous-veterans-the-indian-act-and-the-origins-of-national-aboriginal-day/

Vennes, Thomas. “Africa’s War: Anti-colonial Movements and Repression in First World War French West Africa.” ActiveHistory.ca, 5 December 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/12/africas-war-anti-colonial-movements-and-repression-in-first-world-war-french-west-africa/

 

Religion and Faith

Alldritt, Robert. “‘Manna From Heaven’ – A YMCA Physical Director at Valcartier and Salisbury Plain.” ActiveHistory.ca, 19 July 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/07/manna-from-heaven-a-ymca-physical-director-at-valcartier-and-salisbury-plain/

Brandon, Laura. “Art, Religion, & Iconography in the Vimy Memorial: An Overview.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 November 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/11/art-religion-iconography-in-the-vimy-memorial-an-overview/

Hanowski, Elliot. “Atheists in the Trenches: Loss of Faith among Canadian in the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 2 May 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/05/atheists-in-the-trenches-loss-of-faith-among-canadians-in-the-great-war/

Weier, Jonathan. “The Second Battle of Ypres and the Creation of a YMCA Hero.” ActiveHistory.ca, 12 May 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/05/the-second-battle-of-ypres-and-the-creation-of-a-ymca-hero/

  

Soldiers (Individual)

Alldritt, Robert. “Hidden Messages and Code Words: Bill Alldritt’s Letters as a Prisoner in First World War Germany.” ActiveHistory.ca, 5 January 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/01/hidden-messages-and-code-words-bill-alldritts-letters-as-a-prisoner-in-first-world-war-germany/

Anastakis, Dimitry. “When Writing the First World War Comes Home: Remembering Pvt. Harold Carter.” ActiveHistory.ca, 14 July 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/07/when-writing-the-first-world-war-comes-home-remembering-pvt-harold-carter/

Barrett, Matthew. “A Father’s Grief: The Case of Captain Robert Bartholomew.” ActiveHistory.ca, 16 June 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/06/a-fathers-grief-the-case-of-captain-robert-bartholomew/

Bogaert, Kandace. “The Difficulty in Diagnosis: Shell Shock and the Case of Private Dennis R.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 February 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/02/the-difficulty-in-diagnosis-shell-shock-and-the-case-of-private-dennis-r/

Gehl, Lynn. “Bleeding Him White: How Canada Stole an Indigenous Veteran’s Identity.” ActiveHistory.ca, 2 February 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/02/bleeding-him-white-how-canada-stole-an-indigenous-veterans-identity/

Glassford, Sarah, and Rose Morton. “In Conversation II: Archiving and Accessing Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 1 August 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/08/in-conversation-ii-archiving-and-accessing-canadas-first-world-war/

  

Veterans

Alldritt, Robert. “First World War Postscript: ‘Fed Up and Tired’ in the Months Following the Armistice.” ActiveHistory.ca, 25 September 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/09/first-world-war-postscript-fed-up-and-tired-in-the-months-following-the-armistice/

Bogaert, Kandace. “The Difficulty in Diagnosis: Shell Shock and the Case of Private Dennis R.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 February 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/02/the-difficulty-in-diagnosis-shell-shock-and-the-case-of-private-dennis-r/

Chaktsiris, Mary, and Stephanie Bangarth. “If ye break faith – we shall not sleep?” ActiveHistory.ca, 8 December 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/12/if-ye-break-faith-we-shall-not-sleep/

Dunn, Brittany. “‘He Will Again Be Able to Make Himself Self-Sustaining’: Canadian Ex-Officers’ Return to Civilian Life.” ActiveHistory.ca, 20 February 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/02/he-will-again-be-able-to-make-himself-self-sustaining1-canadian-ex-officers-return-to-civilian-life/

Gehl, Lynn. “Bleeding Him White: How Canada Stole an Indigenous Veteran’s Identity.” ActiveHistory.ca, 2 February 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/02/bleeding-him-white-how-canada-stole-an-indigenous-veterans-identity/

Glassford, Sarah, and Ruby Madigan. “In Conversation: Teaching and Learning Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 21 June 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/06/in-conversation-teaching-and-learning-canadas-first-world-war/

Read, Geoff. “World War One: A Fight for Freedom?” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 November 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/11/world-war-one-a-fight-for-freedom/

Richardson, Elizabeth. “‘The Equal and Respected Companions of Men’: The Female Veteran of the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 March 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/03/the-equal-and-respected-companions-of-men1-the-female-veteran-of-the-great-war/

Scotland, Jonathan. “Growing Pains: The Great War Veterans’ Association, Early Poppy Day Campaigns, and the Seeds of Commemorative Tradition.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 December 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/12/growing-pains-the-great-war-veterans-association-early-poppy-day-campaigns-and-the-seeds-of-commemorative-tradition/

Scotland, Jonathan. “Promises Broken, or Politics as Usual?” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 January 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/01/promises-broken-or-politics-as-usual/

Story, Eric. “Coming Home: Veterans, Pensions and the Canadian State After the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 23 January 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/01/coming-home-veterans-pensions-and-the-canadian-state-after-the-great-war/

Story, Eric. “Indigenous Veterans, the Indian Act, and the Origins of National Aboriginal Day.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 March 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/03/indigenous-veterans-the-indian-act-and-the-origins-of-national-aboriginal-day/

 

Vimy Ridge

Barrett, Matt. “National Disunity and the Meaning of Vimy Ridge.” ActiveHistory.ca, 11 April 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/04/national-disunity-and-the-meaning-of-vimy-ridge/

Brandon, Laura. “Art, Religion, & Iconography in the Vimy Memorial: An Overview.” ActiveHistory.ca, 7 November 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/11/art-religion-iconography-in-the-vimy-memorial-an-overview/

Clarke, Nic. “Feet of Clay? Canada’s Vimy Ridge.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 April 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/04/feet-of-clay-canadas-vimy-ridge/

Glassford, Sarah, and Ady King. “In Conversation III: Touring the Battlefields of Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 9 January 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/01/in-conversation-iii-touring-the-battlefields-of-canadas-first-world-war/

Klaassen, Walter. “Vimy Ridge and Canadian Nationalism.” ActiveHistory.ca, 15 July 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/07/vimy-ridge-and-canadian-nationalism/

Weier, Jonathan. “On ‘The Road to 2017’: Reflecting on Canada’s First World War Commemoration Plans.” ActiveHistory.ca, 27 April 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/04/on-the-road-to-2017-reflecting-on-canadas-first-world-war-commemoration-plans/

Weier, Jonathan. “We Need to Stop Talking about Vimy.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 April 2019, http://activehistory.ca/2019/04/we-need-to-stop-talking-about-vimy/

 

Ypres

Weier, Jonathan. “The Second Battle of Ypres and the Creation of a YMCA Hero.” ActiveHistory.ca, 12 May 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/05/the-second-battle-of-ypres-and-the-creation-of-a-ymca-hero/

 

War Charities and Other NGOs

Alldritt, Robert. “‘Manna From Heaven’ – A YMCA Physical Director at Valcartier and Salisbury Plain.” ActiveHistory.ca, 19 July 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/07/manna-from-heaven-a-ymca-physical-director-at-valcartier-and-salisbury-plain/

Beausaert, Rebecca. “Red Crosses and White Cotton: Memory and Meaning in First World War Quilts.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 July 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/07/red-crosses-and-white-cotton-memory-and-meaning-in-first-world-war-quilts/

Glassford, Sarah. “Canadian Red Cross Sock-Selling: ‘Fake News’ of the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 September 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/09/canadian-red-cross-sock-selling-fake-news-of-the-first-world-war/

Scotland, Jonathan. “Growing Pains: The Great War Veterans’ Association, Early Poppy Day Campaigns, and the Seeds of Commemorative Tradition.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 December 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/12/growing-pains-the-great-war-veterans-association-early-poppy-day-campaigns-and-the-seeds-of-commemorative-tradition/

Weier, Jonathan. “The Second Battle of Ypres and the Creation of a YMCA Hero.” ActiveHistory.ca, 12 May 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/05/the-second-battle-of-ypres-and-the-creation-of-a-ymca-hero/

 

Women

Abram, Zachary. “Sexing Up Canada’s First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 3 March 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/03/sexing-up-canadas-first-world-war/

Beausaert, Rebecca. “Red Crosses and White Cotton: Memory and Meaning in First World War Quilts.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 July 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/07/red-crosses-and-white-cotton-memory-and-meaning-in-first-world-war-quilts/

Evans, Suzanne. “Raising ‘Human Ammunition’: Motherhood, Propaganda, and the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 18 August 2015, http://activehistory.ca/2015/08/raising-human-ammunition-motherhood-propaganda-and-the-great-war/

Glassford, Sarah. “Canadian Red Cross Sock-Selling: ‘Fake News’ of the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 September 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/09/canadian-red-cross-sock-selling-fake-news-of-the-first-world-war/

Glassford, Sarah. “‘Tom’s Return’ – or A Girl’s Heroic Adventure? Great War Fiction by a Canadian Schoolgirl.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 September 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/09/toms-return-or-a-girls-heroic-adventure-great-war-fiction-by-a-canadian-schoolgirl/

Millward, Liz. “Marjorie Stinson, the Flying Schoolmarm.” ActiveHistory.ca, 29 February 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/02/marjorie-stinson-the-flying-schoolmarm/

Morgan, Cecilia. “Performing For War, Hoping For Peace: Canadian Actresses’ Transnational Engagements with World War I.” ActiveHistory.ca, 4 April 2016, http://activehistory.ca/2016/04/performing-for-war-hoping-for-peace-canadian-actresses-transnational-engagements-with-world-war-i/

Norman, Alison. “Six Nations Soldiers and British Women’s Activism during and after the First World War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 17 October 2017, http://activehistory.ca/2017/10/this-injustice-will-do-canada-harm-in-the-eyes-of-the-world-six-nations-soldiers-and-british-womens-activism-during-and-after-the-first-world-war/

Richardson, Elizabeth. “‘The Equal and Respected Companions of Men’: The Female Veteran of the Great War.” ActiveHistory.ca, 6 March 2018, http://activehistory.ca/2018/03/the-equal-and-respected-companions-of-men1-the-female-veteran-of-the-great-war/

 

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