The Great War.ca: Links of  Interest

 
               
  The Canadian Virtual War Memorial   A great place to search records and grave sites.
               
  The Canadian War Museum's Page for Veteran's Records          
               
  Canada's Military Heritage: The War Amps

 

  Great for information and source material.
               
  Canada's War Museum, Ottawa, Ontario        
               
           
               
  Pond Farm   A great local site of interest for Canadians visiting the St Julian / Ieper area.
               
  Canada's National Archives for WW I  

 
               
  Canada's Military Heritage Page        
               
   Major and Mrs. Holts Battlefield Guide to the Somme            
               
           
               
  Canada's Military Heritage            
     

 

 
         

World War 1 in Colour (Photos)

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war, The Open University has enlisted the help of a photograph restoration expert, to 'colourise' some of the unique and interesting photos that were taken during the time. Although the original images were only available in black and white, colour has been added retrospectively to help bring them to life.
  In Flanders' Fields
(Music Video)
 

In Flanders Fields (Redux) - Lt.Col.Dr. John McCrae & Willard Bond music video  



         
  2Explore Tours   Flanders Battlefield
Tours
 
               
  Salient Tours   Twice daily Battlefield Tours at Ypres, the Somme and now, the
D-Day beaches of Normandy.
 
               
  Bartletts Battlefield Journeys    
         
  Over the Top Tours   Organized tours based out of Ieper and will also tour Vimy Ridge.
               
               
               
  Battlefield Tours          
               
  The Commonwealth War Grave Commission    A very useful site for those trying to locate relatives buried in Europe. Maps #'s 51,52 and 53 showing all the CWGC cemeteries in northern France and Belgium are available at the Vimy Memorial and through the Commission.  
 

     
               
  The Vimy Ridge Attack            
               
  The War Gunner   An interesting site by Andrew Allanson-Parsons containing pictures scanned from a booklet acquired in 1940 by his grandfather, John Parsons, a gunner and cook during the Second World War.  
               
         
       
               
  War Research Society   Battlefield, memorial, pilgrimage & heritage tours  
               
               
               
  Simon Farr’s Ypres Home Page   A great site if you are planning to visit Ypres.  
               
  WW1Cemeteries.com   contains over 1300 images of the cemeteries and memorials of the Great War
   
               
     

 

   
               
               
               
  Unfortunate Region   A great site for cemetery information and locations.
               
               
 

Great War Listings-Canada Web Directory

 

 

 

 

 

               
  Hugh Little and  Barry Keighley composed a song to commemorate the fallen of The Great War The composition has been put to video utilizing original film footage of W.W. I  

   
 
 
               
     

 

   
               

 

Area Bed & Breakfasts

  Hortensia B&B  

Ideally near the centre of Ypres with 6 spacious rooms, all with shower & toilet en-suite and T.V. An easy walking distance to the Menin Gate’s “Last Post”  and to the Market Place (In Flanders Fields Museum, a nice walk home after dinner). A 1 minute walk to the Lille Gate and the Ramparts.

I have stayed here and will do so again!

               
     

 

 
  B&B Amaryllis       Situated within walking distance of the Passchendaele Memorial Museum 1917 and Tyne Cot Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Cemetery in the world.
The larger town of Ieper ( Ypres ) is less than a ten minute drive
 

 

       

 

               

 

    To obtain military records of First World War veterans,      
 

Before ordering, you should search the data base at
http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem&CFID=&CFTOKEN=

to obtain the regimental number and file location.

       
       

 

Please take some time to view this site concerning the 23 wrongfully executed Canadians of the First World War.


 

 

Students interested in working as Guides at both Vimy and Beaumont-Hamel
should investigate this Veterans' Affairs Page.

 

 

         
         

 

 

 

* last verified & updated: December 2015