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He guided the creation of the official history of the Canadian Army in the Second World War while the Blitz raged, and mentored a generation of Canadian military historians. A new display at London’s recently reopened Canada House honours the wartime work of Colonel C. P. Stacey.
One hundred years ago, during the Second Battle of Ypres, German troops unleashed a horrifying new weapon: chlorine gas. The exhibition Fighting in Flanders – Gas. Mud. Memory. examines the evolution of chemical warfare, the Allied search for ways to protect the soldiers against it and the story of a Canadian doctor who was among the first to identify the poison after the inaugural attack.
Widowed wives and orphaned children, munitions workers and conscientious objectors — the effects of the Great War reached beyond the battlefields of Europe to change the very fabric of Canadian society. The Home Front, 1917, a new module of the First World War permanent exhibition, explores the war’s consequences in Canada, including women’s suffrage, prohibition, income tax and the bitter conscription crisis.