Tag: Canadian Expeditionary Force

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry: Canadian Men with Previous Military Experience

The first battle the Canadian Expeditionary Force engaged in during World War I was the Second Battle of Ypres. However, a group of soldiers did participate in earlier engagements. These men were members of Princess Patricia’s regiment.   (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and […]

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Arthur Currie: Commander of the Canadian Corps

Arthur Currie was born December 5, 1875, in Napperton, Ontario.  (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.) Currie worked as a teacher, real estate agent and insurance broker. He also served as an officer in the militia […]

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Winnipeg the Bear

During World War I, soldiers and sailors on both sides of the conflict used animals for transportation, manual labor, companionship and as mascots. Such was the case for the Fort Garry Horse cavalry regiment, whose mascot was a bear cub named Winnie. (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, […]

Books & Publishing Canada Fiction Hettie's World History World War One

In Flanders Fields

“In Flanders Fields,” written by a doctor during the Second Battle of Ypres, is perhaps the best known poem to come out of World War I.  (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.) Canadian military physician Major […]

Canada Hettie's World History World War One

Second Battle of Ypres: Gas, Boys, Gas

The Second Battle of Ypres is the Canadian Expeditionary Force’s baptism by fire.  The CEF had been in Europe for about six months, and the majority of its men had never experienced combat. (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks […]

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