Help the Scottish Women’s Hospitals

| June 11, 2017

The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies [NUWSS] Elsie Inglis who initially studied medicine at the Edinburgh School of Medicine in 1887, completed her studies in 1892 at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Inglis was especially cognizant of the required specialized knowledge and treatments for female patients and was appalled by the lack of standards turning […]

Storm of Steel – Fresnoy

| April 27, 2017

After Vimy Ernst Jünger was a German military officer whose memoir, Storm of Steel is considered a classic of Great War literature. Commissioned from the ranks, Jünger continued to serve with his regiment, the 73rd Hanoverian Regiment, and was wounded on 14 occasions. His description of his time in the French village of Fresnoy, prior […]

ANZAC Day: April 25, 1937

| April 21, 2017

The Australian Coronation Contingent Eighty years ago an Australian contingent of 100 soldiers, 25 sailors and 25 airmen traveled to the United Kingdom for the Coronation of King George VI, 12 May 1937. One of the contingent’s tasks was to return the remains of British soldier, Arthur Evans VC who died in Sydney Australia 1 […]

Advocate for Wounded Veterans

| April 11, 2017

Ethelbert “Curley” Christian Enlisting in 1915 with the 108th Battalion CEF, Curley Christian served on the Western Front with the 78th Battalion CEF, a unit of the Fourth Canadian Division. At the Battle of Vimy Ridge “Curley” Christian was crushed and trapped for two days, his wounds becoming gangrenous requiring the amputation of his forearms […]

Vimy Ridge Aerial Photographs April 1917

| April 8, 2017

The Royal Flying Corps at Work Aerial reconnaissance images taken by Royal Flying Corps (RFC) personnel. Printed and carefully assembled by the RFC for the four Canadian Divisions of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, April 1917. Click on images for larger versions. Compare the images above with the map illustration below to learn where Canadian units […]