This is the third Supplement dealing with the Canadian experience in the First World War. This issue deals with the third of the war and the Canadian and Newfoundland experiences in the carnage of the Somme battlefields. Also included are a continuation of a previous article on the fledgling Royal Canadian Navy; a tribute to those Canadians awarded the Victoria Cross in that year; a brief examination of the contributions of women during the war years and a concluding piece on the introduction of the steel helmet.
This is the second Supplement dealing with the Canadian experience in the First World War. This issue deals with the second year of the war and the Canadian baptism of fire at the Second Battle of Ypres and the initial use of poison gas. Also included is a description of the controversial Ross Rifle; some words on John McCrae, the author of the iconic poem, In Flanders Fields; an article on the fledgling Royal Canadian Navy in 2015; a tribute to those Canadian awarded the Victoria Cross in that year; and a concluding piece on the sinking of the Lusitania.
This is the first of four scheduled supplements to the Torch over the next four years to commemorate the centennial of World War I. Each supplement will focus on the corresponding year(s) of the Great War. To set the stage, this first edition provides a brief overview of the contents of the World War I segment of Gallery Two of the Canadian War Museum. It also includes an overview of Canada’s initial mobilisation effort with a specific scrutiny of Sam Hughes. Finally, the supplement details the composition of the Expeditionary Force.
This Supplement has been prepared to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Battle of Ortona in December 1943 and to honour all those Canadians who fought in the intensive and bitter battles of the Adriatic campaign. It contains a summary of the December battles as well as descriptions of the Moro River cemetery and the newly-created Battle of Ortona Museum, and relates the story of the extraordinary reconciliation that resulted between the two warring sides.
This supplement is to remember with pride and thanksgiving the valour and endurance of the soldiers of the Canadian Corps who fought and died on Vimy Ridge so long ago.
This supplement will remind members of the Friends why and how the 516 Canadians fought and died in Korea.
These 4 Supplements celebrate the accomplishments of the Navy and its personnel by highlighting notable events over the past 100 years. The Supplements are in chronological order, beginning with the birth of the Navy in 1910.
- Lead-up to the Great War
- The Two Cruisers
- The First Canadian Submarines
- Mine Warfare
- Between the Wars
- Life on a Corvette
- Life and Death in the Atlantic
- The U-Boat Enemy
- War in the Gulf of St Lawrence
- Technological Advances
- The Fall of France
- The Murmansk Run
- The English Channel
- D - Day
- The Pacific Theater
- Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray, VC
- Women in the Navy
- The Royal Canadian Naval Air Service (RCNAS
- Defensively Equipped Merchant Ships (DEMS)
- Korean War
- Transition Period
- The Cadillacs
- The Maggie and The Bonnie
- The Cuban Missile Crisis
- From RCN to MARCOM
- The First Gulf War
- The Navy Today