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Sounds Like History

Comb through two seasons of English and French podcasts co-hosted by Canada’s History and Library and Archives Canada. These twelve episodes explore Canada’s musical history within the Virtual Gramophone collection.  Browse the series

Prince of Rupert’s Land

Carolyn Harris, a Canadian historian who specializes in royalty, reveals in this interview that few Canadians realize that Canada’s early destiny was steered by a swashbuckling cavalier. Listen now

The 1563 Basque Will

A 450-year-old will from a Basque sailor was brought to light by a Spanish researcher. Find out the Canadian connection. Listen now

History Idols

Historians, authors, humourist, and broadcaster — we asked nine of them “Who’s your secret history idol?” The answers may surprise you. Browse the series

Choosing Great Women

Choosing Canada’s Great Women for our February-March 2016 issue was not easy. Listen to Charlotte Gray, one of the judges on our panel, as she describes the pleasures and pitfalls of ranking the great women of history. Listen now

Voices of Vimy

This award-winning podcast brought to life the stories of soldiers who fought at the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the loved ones back home who cherished them. Listen now

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Montreal Chronicles | Bearing Witness to War | Heroic Legacy

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Bearing Witness to War

Winnipeg artist reimagines iconic Second World War images. Read more

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Canada’s History Archive featuring The Beaver

Please note: Some items featured in our newsletters and social media will include links to the Canada’s History Archive. The Beaver magazine was founded, and for decades was published, during eras shaped by colonialism. Concepts such as racial, cultural, or gender equality were rarely, if ever, considered by the magazine or its contributors. In earlier issues, readers will find comments and terms now considered to be derogatory. Canada’s History Society cautions readers to explore the archive using historical thinking concepts — not only analyzing the content but asking questions of who shaped the content and why.
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Watch us now!

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The Montreal Chronicles

A bilingual video series highlighting the historic DNA of Montreal: Ville-Marie, Gem Beneath the City, A Peek Under Canada’s First Parliament Building, Putting Down Roots, The Golden Age of Montreal’s Red Light District, Expo 67, and “The Mountain.” Watch now

The Great War

Five videos focus on the key Canadian battles during the First World War that led to the march to victory in 1918. Watch now

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On the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, Defining Moments Canada is honoured to offer educators around the country a series of FREE educational resources to help their students think critically about commemoration and the legacy of this defining Canadian moment. With the goal of having students create their own digital commemoration, our veteran interviews, inquiry-based lesson plans, storytelling resources, and vast array of supplementary material will have your students delving deeper than ever into D-Day and its implications for the people – and country – that lived it.

Get started with our curated list of veteran interviews, which feature 21 stories from veterans of all backgrounds. Alongside each video, you’ll find biographies, further information on their war service, and additional resources such as war diaries, archival photos and footage, infographics, statistics, and much more. We hope these will inspire your students to begin their own research into a “microhistory” of a remarkable man or woman who contributed, at home or abroad, to the success of D-Day.

Next, take a look at our dedicated educational resources: four lesson plans, created in collaboration with The Critical Thinking Consortium, as well as veteran research tips and resources for creating great stories using our 7 Sentence Story Structure. These resources provide both structure and guidance in the creation of your students’ digital commemorations.

Finally, get your students started on their own digital commemoration: they can create one using the resources above, and submit it to tzamozdra@canhist.ca for a chance to be featured on our website.

Defining Moments Canada will be collecting and sharing YOUR digital commemorations and veteran stories as of May 6th – get in touch, and help us build a national mosaic of Canadian service during the Second World War.

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Honour the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice

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Image of the Armistice 1918-2018 coin.Dearest Friends,

This November 11th marks the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice, the ceasefire that brought an end to the First World War (1914–1918). Canada will forever remember the Armistice of 1918 as the culmination of four years of exceptional valour and sacrifice that stretched from the Ypres Salient to Vimy Ridge, and from Passchendaele to Mons, where the end of the hostilities birthed the beginning of a young nation’s desire to never forget.

More than 650,000 Canadian and Newfoundland soldiers marched into the First World War and paved the way to peace. Keep the memory of their dedication and courage alive with the 2018 Armistice pure silver coin, from the Royal Canadian Mint, for $34.95 with free shipping.

The 2018 Armistice Pure Silver limited-edition coin, captured in pure silver, conveys a deep meaning for the Armistice. Its reverse design shows the image of a lone soldier, his head bowed, capturing the sense of loss, sacrifice, and exhaustion felt when combat ended; and the poppy, the most iconic symbol of remembrance.

This special issue coin is an expression of our nation’s gratitude for peace — a memento to honour the legacy of those who have served Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War, and whose contributions we collectively remember every November 11th. Hold the moment.

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We Remember: 100th Anniversary of the End of the Great War

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The Great War Video Series

November 11, 2018, marks the hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. Here are just a few key Canadian battles along the road to armistice in 1918.
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Keep Their Memory Alive

The 2018 Armistice Pure Silver limited-edition coin, captured in pure silver, conveys a deep meaning for those who served in the Great War. Learn more

A Father’s Grief

On September 13, 1918, Captain Robert Bartholomew suffered a sudden nervous breakdown after reading his son’s name in a newspaper casualty list. Read more

The Breakthrough

How, after years of stalemate, did the Allies manage to win the war?
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After 1918: From Chaos to Mackenzie King!

With the Great War came great social turmoil. Strange, then, how little things actually changed. Read more

The War to End All War

November 2018 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War. A century later, the conflict continues to affect us — even if we don’t fully realize it. The War to End All War is our collection of 60+ articles, podcasts, and videos from the past ten years, including contributions from Charlotte Gray, Michael Bliss and Tim Cook. Read, watch, listen

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Great War Remembered | Painter of Urban Life | Our Latest Top Sellers | New and Recent Military Histories

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Canadians during conflict

As Canadians prepare to mark the centenary of the cessation of hostilities for the First World War, we present a list of recently published books about Canadian military history.

Besides a number of books about aspects of the Great War, the list includes titles about the Second World War, the Korean War, and beyond. Their authors consider not only various aspects of battle and conflict but also war’s impacts upon soldiers, families and Canadian communities. See the full list here.

Great War’s legacy

Author and historian Tim Cook will deliver the Riley Lecture in Canadian History on November 1 at the University of Winnipeg, where he will speak on the topic “The Great War’s Legacy at 100 Years.”

Cook is the Great War historian at the Canadian War Museum and has received several awards for his books. His latest is The Secret History of Soldiers: How Canadians Survived the Great War.

Admission is free for the event that takes place from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on November 1 at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall on the third floor of the university’s Centennial Hall.

Painter of urban life

This month we have a great fall giveaway courtesy of Firefly Books. All recipients of the Reading Den are automatically entered to win one of three copies of Peter Clapham Sheppard: His Life and Work, by Tom Smart, along with a beautiful poster featuring one of Sheppard’s paintings.

Sheppard was a contemporary and colleague of members of the Group of Seven and played a leading role in early 20th-century Canadian art. His major works explore the life and tumult of major cities, including Toronto, Montreal and New York.

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  6. Embattled Nation: Canada’s Wartime Election
  7. The Secret History of Soldiers
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Book Giveaway Winners

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Book Giveaway Winners

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