Review of Presentation: Before Shell Shock: Failed Minds & Failing Men in the 19th Century British Military

Speaker: Professor Amy Smith-Milne Venue: Guelph Civic Museum This talk by Amy Smith-Milne was an excellent pre-cursor to helping someone understand the perspectives towards the men who suffered from shell shock during World War 1. The work of doctors during the Victorian era would influence the treatment of mental illness during this war. Using the … Continue reading Review of Presentation: Before Shell Shock: Failed Minds & Failing Men in the 19th Century British Military

GWCA First Lecture – Canada’s First World War and the Politics of The Past

GWCA First Lecture -Canada's First World War and the Politics of The Past by Jon Weier Jon Weier is a Western University of Western Ontario PHD candidate working on a dissertation National and Religious identities in the Canadian, American and British YMCAs During the First World War was the speaker for the night. An unusual … Continue reading GWCA First Lecture – Canada’s First World War and the Politics of The Past

Review of Somme Presentation at Laurie Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies

 ‘Ghastly and Gruelling’: Canada’s Ignored Campaign on the Somme, 1916 by William F. Stewart William F. Stewart is the author of "The Embattled General: Sir Richard Turner and the First World War" and a historian with a particular interest in the Canadian Expeditionary Force's involvement at the Somme in the late summer and fall of … Continue reading Review of Somme Presentation at Laurie Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies

Site of Interest: Saltwood Compendium, Odds, Queries and Curiosities

The author of this site contacted me looking for assistance in research he is doing: "I live close to West Sandling Camp and have been carrying out research on the practice trenches dug by C.E.F. I have recently found the trenches and their location, although now filled in for one hundred years. I consider them … Continue reading Site of Interest: Saltwood Compendium, Odds, Queries and Curiosities

Blog of Note: PATRIOTS, CROOKS AND SAFETY-FIRSTERS: Colonels of the Canadian Expeditionary Force

Doing research on Lieutenant Colonel William Frederick Richard Hart-McHarg I happened on this site. Matt Barrett is a historian, animator and caricaturist who also maintains a blog specializing in the colonels of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. The site is well laid out and organized with a lot of content. Each colonel has a short biography … Continue reading Blog of Note: PATRIOTS, CROOKS AND SAFETY-FIRSTERS: Colonels of the Canadian Expeditionary Force