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Wednesday, October 22 2014
Last Updated on Friday, December 12 2014

    Right from the beginning citizens from the home front showed their support for the troops being sent to war. 

Thursday, October 16 2014
Last Updated on Friday, December 12 2014

    On October 7, 1914, four days after the 1st Canadian Division had left Canada for England, orders were sent from Ottawa to regional divisions and military districts across Canada for the mobilization of a Second Contingent of 20,000 soldiers. 

Wednesday, July 30 2014
Last Updated on Thursday, December 18 2014


    Germany declared war on France on August 3, 1914. The next day the German Army marched through neutral Belgium as part of their plan to knock out France. In defence of Belgium, Britain declared war on Germany on August 4th. 

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