THE WORLD THROUGH AN ACADEMIC LENS
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Where the Poppies Grow is a short docu-drama about one soldier during the Great War. Alfred Saxberg was a first generation Finnish Canadian who signed up at the beginning of the war and was fortunate to return home in 1919. When the Great War ended In November 1918, the people of the Lakehead c...
In this short film, Dr. Nathan Hatton of the Lakehead University Department of History describes the remarkable life and accomplishments of Elizabeth Smellie, a field nurse in the First World War who quickly rose through the ranks and became the first female colonel in the Canadian Armed Forces.
Shorncliffe was used as a staging post for troops destined for the Western Front during the First World War and in April 1915 a Canadian Training Division was formed there. The Canadian Army Medical Corps had general hospitals based at Shorncliffe from September 1917 to December 1918.