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A chronological deep dive into how the First World War changed Canada forever. This isn't just a look at battles, but what was going on at home, from the politicians leading the country to the people left behind at home, worrying about their loved ones overseas. It will follow the war and how it changed Canada, digging deep into a fascinating period of our history.
 
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In the space of 30 minutes on July 1, 1916, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment would go over the top of the trench & suffer 85 per cent casualties. Of the 721 who went over on July 1, 68 answered roll call the next day. It remains today, a defining moment in Newfoundland's history. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: c…
 
Today, I am looking at the Battle of Mont Sorrel, fought between June 1 and June 15, 1916. After losing a large stretch of land on June 1 & 2, 1916, the Canadians would reclaim the land over the next two weeks. While they got the land back, it came at the cost of over 8,000 killed, wounded or missing Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.c…
 
I have been awarded a grant from the government to spend August travelling around Alberta visiting rural historical sites. I will be making podcast episodes and YouTube videos about the sites. As a result, with being on the road all month, I can't make new episodes of the show. So, instead I am going to release best of episodes of Canadian History …
 
I have been awarded a grant from the government to spend August travelling around Alberta visiting rural historical sites. I will be making podcast episodes and YouTube videos about the sites. As a result, with being on the road all month, I can't make new episodes of the show. So, instead I am going to release best of episodes of Canadian History …
 
I have been awarded a grant from the government to spend August travelling around Alberta visiting rural historical sites. I will be making podcast episodes and YouTube videos about the sites. As a result, with being on the road all month, I can't make new episodes of the show. So, instead I am going to release best of episodes of Canadian History …
 
I have been awarded a grant from the government to spend August travelling around Alberta visiting rural historical sites. I will be making podcast episodes and YouTube videos about the sites. As a result, with being on the road all month, I can't make new episodes of the show. So, instead I am going to release best of episodes of Canadian History …
 
For two weeks in March/April 1916, Canadian troops held the line on several massive craters against the Germans. In the end, they would be forced to fall back after suffering 1,300 casualties. This battle would bring major changes that would change the course of the war for Canadians going forward. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.can…
 
From knitting socks, to sending chocolate, to canvassing for the Red Cross and the Victory Bond Program, Canadians of all ages came together to aid the war effort through volunteerism, money and simple homemade goods for the soldiers overseas. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twit…
 
During the First World War, 1,200 Black Canadians enlisted to fight overseas, but the number would have been much higher if not for the rampant racism that kept them from enlisting. Even if they were accepted, they often dealt with severe racism in their own battalions on the front lines. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com…
 
In late-May 1915, Canadian troops were tasked with the British to take the Village of Festubert. While the attack would be poorly-planned and executed, it would succeed. That success came at the expense of over 2,000 casualties for the Canadians. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.t…
 
Mud, lice, rats, snipers, boredom and hard labour were part of the daily life of Canadian troops in the trenches of the First World War. Today, I am looking at what those troops dealt with, with some audio from the soldiers who actually served. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitter: www.twi…
 
The Battle of St. Julien would see terrible casualties unlike anything Canadians had seen so far in the war. It was also the first time Canadians dealt with a gas attack, and the first three Canadian WW1 Victoria Crosses be be awarded during this battle. Support: www.patreon.com/canadaehx Donate: www.canadaehx.com E-mail: craig@canadaehx.com Twitte…
 
It was the first counter-offensive of the war for the Canadians, but while the Battle of Kitcheners' Wood was a victory for the troops, it came at a great cost to the 10th and 16th Battalions, who would suffer 75 per cent casualties. Today, I look at the battle that was a sign of things to come. Support the podcast for $3/month at www.patreon.com/c…
 
It was the first major battle of the Canadian Expeditionary Force and while they had only a diversionary role, 200 Canadians would be wounded and another 100 would die. Today, I'm looking at this battle that started the war for many Canadian soldiers. Support the podcast for $3/month at www.patreon.com/canadaehx or donate at www.canadaehx.com E-mai…
 
As soon as war was declared against Germany, many Canadians and the government quickly turned against German Canadians, deeming them as enemy aliens. For the next four years, thousands of German Canadians would deal with arrests, internments and harassment. Support the podcast for $3/month at www.patreon.com/canadaehx or donate at www.canadaehx.com…
 
The PPCLI was the last privately organized regiment in Canadian history, and throughout the First World War it would have two Victoria Cross winners and 19 Battle Honours. It all started because one man named Capt. Gault was inspired by Lord Strathcona to create his own regiment. That regiment would become the first Canadian infantry to reach Franc…
 
When Britain declared war on Germany, Canada was at war automatically. No one in Canada was complaining, as governments, businesses and citizens mobilized for the war they thought would be over by Christmas. Today, I look at that initial mobilization effort by the country. Support the podcast for $3/month at www.patreon.com/canadaehx or donate at w…
 
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