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In addition to its new look, this second edition features new photographs, maps, and a more-detailed history section. A new “Walking the Battlefields” feature allows visitors to follow the path of Canadian troops as they fought at Ypres, the St. Eloi Craters, the Somme, Vimy Ridge, and Bourlon Wood through detailed maps and unit-level text. The tour sections and references have also been updated to reflect recent developments in writing about the Great War in Canada.
The Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS) at Wilfrid Laurier University exists to foster research, education, and discussion of historical and contemporary conflict. This publication was generously funded by John and Pattie Cleghorn.
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About the Author
Mark Osborne Humphries is Associate Professor; Dunkley Chair in War and the Canadian Experience at Wilfrid Laurier University and Director, Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS). He is the author of numerous publications, including The Last Plague: Spanish Influenza and the Politics of Public Health in Canada (2013).
Nick Lachance is a student at Wilfrid Laurier University and a Research Assistant at LCMSDS. Many of his photos appear in this guide. Lachance’s primary responsibility was to use modern satellite images from Google Earth and rework them into the 59 historical and tour maps inside the guide.
Caitlin McWilliams is an MA (History) graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Research Associate at LCMSDS. Drawing on her educational and battlefield touring experience as well as her photography talent, McWilliams scouted, wrote, edited and/or added photographs to parts of every tour section in the guide.
Matt Symes has worked and taught extensively on the history of war and memory and is co-author of five battlefield guidebooks, including Canadian Battlefields 1915–1918: A Visitor’s Guide. Symes was co-editor (with Geoffrey Hayes and Mike Bechthold) of Canada and the Second World War: Essays in Honour of Terry Copp.
Table of ContentsTable of Contents for
Canadian Battlefields of the First World War: A Visitor's Guide by Terry Copp, Mark Humphries, Nick Lachance, Caitlin McWilliams, and Matt Symes
Preface to the Second Edition
Canada at War
England and France 1915
Flanders Fields 1915-1916
Festubert adn Givenchy
St. Eloi Craters 1916
Mount Sorrel 1916
Vimy and the Arras Offensive
The German Spring Offensive 1918
The Battle of Amiens
The Hundred Days: Arras to Mons 1918
Notes on Battlefield Touring
Walking the Battlefields: Kitchener's Wood
Touring the Somme
Walking the Battlefields: Desire Trench
Walking the Battlefields: 3rd Division at Vimy Ridge
Touring Arras and Cambrai
Walking the Battlefields: Bourlon Wood
Touring Valenciennes to Mons
Official First World War Canadian Memorials
Online Resources and Image Credits