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In Flanders Fields

John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields” has resonated for generations. In this year 100th year of Armistice, a new voice has been given to his words with a modern interpretation connecting 1918 to 2018.

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Armistice Day in Toronto

Just before 3 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, a telegraph came over the wire, triggering a race to break the news that the Great War was over. When Germany surrendered, Torontonians gave up their...

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A Canadian’s Journey Through D-Day

Leading up to D-Day By 1940 the Germans had successfully occupied Paris France, and with its tight hold on Europe, there was little in their way to regulate the continent under Nazi control. As...

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They Shall Not Grow Old

On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents the World Premiere of an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it.