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Web Links Wanted


Hi,

If you have a website, please come by and submit it to our directory.

Thanks!

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I have over 160 Great War websites with Abstracts and looking for additions. This information can be provided here or can be accessed from the Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group website.

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CEF Study Group - Sampler


CEF Study Group
Recommended Great War Websites
- 11 October 2005 -
[170 + sites]

The Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group is a discussion forum on the role of the CEF in the Great War. Emphasis is on co-ordinated study, information exchange and discussion of the Great War from the perspective of the CEF. The main element of the CEF Study Group is the discussion forum.

The Canadian Expeditionary Force Study Group can be accessed at the following URL address:
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The following Great War websites are considered of a higher quality and/or represent unique sources of information on the Internet.

If you have a recommendation Internet website related to either the Canadian Expeditionary Force and/or the Great War in general, you can forward them to "Borden Battery".


CEF - Canadian Government Websites - Part 1
Note: CEF Study Group member websites denoted with asterisk "*"
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Library and Archives Canada - Military History
The fundamental URL for most CEF researchers. This site contains a wide range of basic links and represents a "starting point" for many people just beginning research on the CEF in the Great War.
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Library and Archives Canada - Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918)
Over 600,000 Canadians enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the First World War (1914-1918). The CEF database is an index to those personnel files, which are held by the National Archives. To date, over 800,000 images of Attestation papers have been scanned and are being made available on-line.
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Library and Archives Canada - War Diaries of the First World War
This database contains the digitized War Diaries of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units. From the start of the First World War, CEF units were required to maintain a daily account of their “Actions in the Field.” This log was called a War Diary. The War Diaries are not personal diaries, rather they are a historical record of a unit’s administration, operations and activities during the First World War.
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Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War
- Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, Colonel G. W. L. Nicholson, C.D., Army Historical Section
This is the classic reference text [the Bible] for any student of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War. The original text is very difficult to obtain, however, the document is now available in .pdf format directly from the historical section of the Canadian Armed Forces website. [Note: The pagination in the online document is different than the original document - therefore citations with page number references cannot be used.]
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The Canadian War Museum
The Canadian War Museum (CWM) is an affiliated museum of the Canadian Museum of Civilization. The Canadian War Museum, the national military history museum is also a centre for research and the dissemination of information and expertise on all aspects of the country's military past from the pre-contact era to the present. The new museum opens in May 2005.
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CEF General Research Websites - Part 2
Note: CEF Study Group member websites denoted with asterisk "*"
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*Canadian Great War Project
This site is intended to be used to research Canadians who participated in the Great War 1914-1919. The content is primarily database driven to facilitate searches for information. The site is, and will continue to be, a work in progress, and is becoming a collaborative effort among those interested in researching Canada and the Great War. The site is also developing a database of recommended books and websites. The site is hosted by Marc Leroux.
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The CEF Paper Trail - Brett Payne Website July 2005
An Unofficial Guide to the Official Canadian Army Service Records from the Great War
This project involves collating examples of each type of document found in a soldier's World War 1 Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Records. The guide is designed to show prospective researchers what they may expect in a soldiers' service records. It's important to be aware that you will only find a selection of these records in your particular CEF soldier's file. Brett Payne and other researchers with the CEF Study Group are seeking additional CEF documents. A very well done summary of representative documents and invaluable for any student of the Great War.
[sign in to see URL]~brett/cef/[sign in to see URL]#top
Note: Some images will be slow to load under dial-up access.

Canadian Military History Journal
Canadian Military History is a "journal-in-a-magazine-format" published by the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies since 1992. Presently in its 13th volume, CMH continues to fulfill its original mandate, this being to explore all aspects of Canada's military history, from the earliest days through to the twenty-first century. Particular emphasis is given to the First and Second World Wars.
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Canadian Military History News
A recommended site with a wide range of topics from 1755 until the present. There are a several topical items which are updated on a regular basis and this site is constantly being updated as well.
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Canadian Military History - A Bibliography of Regimental and Military Histories and Relative Material in the University of Calgary Library
- a comprehensive listing of CEF material in one quick to access site.
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The Sm@rtLibrary Project April 2005
The Sm@rtLibrary project is an initiative of Sm@rtCapital; coordinated by OCRI and funded by Industry Canada's Smart Communities program. This first release of Sm@rtLibrary lets you search the library catalogues of Carleton University, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, the Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa Public Library and the University of Ottawa. Later releases will include the catalogues of other libraries within the Ottawa - Gatineau region. Search for books, magazines, journals, maps, music, videos, electronic and other resources in libraries within the Ottawa Gatineau Region - all with a single search. A very impressive search engine.
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New Brunswick Military Heritage Project Oct 2005

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CEF General Research Websites - Part 2
Note: CEF Study Group member websites denoted with asterisk "*"
==============================================

*Canadian Great War Project
This site is intended to be used to research Canadians who participated in the Great War 1914-1919. The content is primarily database driven to facilitate searches for information. The site is, and will continue to be, a work in progress, and is becoming a collaborative effort among those interested in researching Canada and the Great War. The site is also developing a database of recommended books and websites. The site is hosted by Marc Leroux.
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*The CEF Paper Trail - Brett Payne Website July 2005
An Unofficial Guide to the Official Canadian Army Service Records from the Great War
This project involves collating examples of each type of document found in a soldier's World War 1 Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Records. The guide is designed to show prospective researchers what they may expect in a soldiers' service records. It's important to be aware that you will only find a selection of these records in your particular CEF soldier's file. Brett Payne and other researchers with the CEF Study Group are seeking additional CEF documents. A very well done summary of representative documents and invaluable for any student of the Great War.
[sign in to see URL]~brett/cef/[sign in to see URL]#top
Note: Some images will be slow to load under dial-up access.

Canadian Military History Journal Oct 2005 [updated]
Canadian Military History is a "journal-in-a-magazine-format" published by the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies since 1992. Presently in its 13th volume, CMH continues to fulfill its original mandate, this being to explore all aspects of Canada's military history, from the earliest days through to the twenty-first century. Particular emphasis is given to the First and Second World Wars.
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Canadian Military History News
A recommended site with a wide range of topics from 1755 until the present. There are a several topical items which are updated on a regular basis and this site is constantly being updated as well.
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Canadian Military History Oct 2005 [updated]
- A Bibliography of Regimental and Military Histories and Relative Material in the University of Calgary Library
- a comprehensive listing of CEF material in one quick to access site.
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The Sm@rtLibrary Project Oct 2005 [updated]
The Sm@rtLibrary project is an initiative of Sm@rtCapital; coordinated by OCRI and funded by Industry Canada's Smart Communities program. This first release of Sm@rtLibrary lets you search the library catalogues of Carleton University, the Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information, the Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa Public Library and the University of Ottawa. Later releases will include the catalogues of other libraries within the Ottawa - Gatineau region. Search for books, magazines, journals, maps, music, videos, electronic and other resources in libraries within the Ottawa Gatineau Region - all with a single search. A very impressive search engine.
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New Brunswick Military Heritage Project Oct 2005
The New Brunswick Military Heritage Project (NBMHP) was initiated in 2000 by the Military and Strategic Studies Program of the University of New Brunswick. Its purpose is to inform the general public of the remarkable military heritage of the province, and to stimulate further research, education and publication in the field. The site also has links to thesis work on military topics including the Great War [ [sign in to see URL] ]
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BEF, CEF, AIF, AEF & French - General Websites - Part 3
Note: CEF Study Group member websites denoted with asterisk "*"
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Western Front Association
The Western Front Association was formed with the aim of furthering interest in the period 1914-1918, to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during The Great War. The object of The Association is to educate the public in the history of The Great War with particular reference to the Western Front. The information and short articles are very well presented and this site should be "book-marked" by the serious student of the Great War.
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The Regimental Warpath
A good start in listing of a wide range of national military units from the Great War. More work needs to be done on the Canadian Expeditionary Force, perhaps some member could assist in the work being done by volunteer effort by the site owner.
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*Canada & World War One - the First Contingent
This website serves as a major linkage to a very wide range of websites and discussion forums and is a first destination when looking for a very wide range of new links. This website [MSN] contains a large number of linkages, photographs, articles and information. Managed by canadawwi (aka Marika)
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The First World War. Com - The War to End All Wars
The purpose of this website is to provide an overview of the First World War. Necessarily a long-term undertaking - and a little over four years into the process - much remains to be covered. Michael Duffy, site editor
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*The Old Front Line
This is a web site dedicated to the history and battlefields of the Great War 1914-1918 and provides information about the war and on how to visit the battlefields in France and Flanders. It compliments the research and tour guide operation of Paul Reed [military historian and author of several books in the 'Battleground Europe' series published by Pen & Sword]
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Australian War Memorial
The website provides sections on Australian Military History, First World War Official Histories, Australian Military Units and Military Organizational and Structure
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Hellfire Corner Great War and the home of Tom Morgan Military Books
A significant number of articles, book listings and other Great War website links.
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AEF - The Story of the American Expeditionary Forces - Doughboy Center
The site is linked to the Great War Society and contains a wide range of topics and information on the American Expeditionary Force.
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Canada in Flanders by Sir Max Aitken, M.P.
The book [6th edition in 1916] is dated and somewhat romantic and overly patriotic, however, it probably represents at least the general public's initial understanding of the first part of the Great War from the Canadian perspective. The book divided into the following; Chapter 1 - Mobilization, Chapter II - Warfare, Chapter III - Neuve Chapelle, Chapter IV - Ypres, Chapter V - A Wave of Battle, Chapter VI - Festubert, Chapter VII - Givenchy, Chapter VIII - Princess Patricias's Light Infantry, Chapter IX - The Prime Minister, Chapter X The Canadian Corps and Appendices I to VI.
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Canadian Soldiers Memories - French Site April 2005
The author of this site [dominique-faivre@[sign in to see URL]] collects photographs of graffiti left by Canadians soldiers from the Great War. CLICK on the Canadian flag and then on the British flag to get into the English language section. There is a remarkable and carefully prepared database which links Canadian soldiers to graffiti and engravings. It takes a little while to find this material, however the sensitive treatment of the material makes it worthwhile.
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Santerre 14-18 - French Site April 2005
A French language site with some little known photographs, diagrams, recommended books including several CEF books, short histories and a rare photograph of a German AV7 tank attacking at Villers-Brettoneaux on 24 April 1918.
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War, Literature and the Arts April 2005
A publication of the United States Air Force Academy. The opinions expressed in this journal may not necessarily be those of the editors, the United States Air Force Academy, or the Department of the Air Force. WLA exists as a forum for many voices seeking an understanding of war and art, and the intersection of the two. Appears to be very well written will detailed articles.
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An Unfortunate Region May 2005
A website about the Great War battlefields and individuals. There is a unique section with a set of current oblique air photographs of selected battlefields with annotations. The site also provides some unique comments on the neutral "Front" of the Dutch Army during the Great War.
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ANZAC Oct 2005
This website features the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps - the Anzacs. Naturally, it includes much information on Gallipoli. There are also sections on the Prelude to War, the Red Baron [who killed him], interesting sections recorded poems and images and Lance Corporal/Sapper William Dalton Lycett's detailed personal diary
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The London Gazette [Great War Archive] Oct 2005
The London, Edinburgh, and Belfast Gazettes are the official newspapers of record in the United Kingdom and include notices relating to State, Parliament, Planning, Transport, Public Finance, etc. There are a number of supplements to the London Gazette, which cover single subjects. These include: the Queen’s Birthday Honours and the New Years Honours, Imperial Service Medal, and the Ministry of Defence including promotions and military awards. This section is a data base search for the Great War. Results are presented in .pdf format.
[Recommended by Richard Laughton]
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*The Somme Battlefields - Paul Reed Nov 2005
The website is by military historian and author Paul Reed, who is well known for his books on WW1 and appearances on the BBC. July 2006 marks the 90th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme - an extended battle which claimed the lives of more than 150,000 soldiers from Britain and the Commonwealth. This new website has been launched to commemorate this important turning point in our history and the men who fought and died in the fields of Picardy... ninety years ago. It contains much information on this specific battle and will also be of use to anyone thinking of travelling to this region of France.
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Individual Great War Soldier Websites - Part 4
Note: CEF Study Group member websites denoted with asterisk "*"
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* Pte. Richard William Mercer - 1st Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade
Personal Letters from the Great War: 1915 - 1919
The website publishes the personal letters of an ordinary Canadian soldier with an extensive use of footnotes to explained and/or elaborate on the background and meaning of the comments.
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*The Great War: Vimy Ridge George Van Wyck Laughton, M.C.,
Canadian - Serving in the British 3rd Army, 34th Division, 26th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish)
Documents have now been posted that relate to research on the Great War as seen by 2nd Lt. George Van Wyck Laughton, M.C., primarily as it applies to the Battle of Arras. The website also has a very good set of URL links to many other interesting sites. In addition, you can access the complete text of Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War - Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, Colonel G. W. L. Nicholson, C.D., Army Historical Section including digital copies of the original colour maps.
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The Canadian Letters and Images Project
This site features a strong selection of personal letters from the Great War. If you are interested in the life and thoughts of the common Other Ranks, this is a site to visit.
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*For Valour - Sgt. Hugh Cairns, V.C., [sign in to see URL].
Detailed and well-presented website on Sgt. Hugh Cairns and the background and events associated with his Victoria Cross in 1918.
Created by Rod Filan in association with Rosebud's WWI and Early Aviation Image Archive.
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*Sgt. Hugh Cairns Website - Valenciennes, France
Alain Dubois is trying to get in touch with relatives of Sergeant Hugh Cairns V.C. (born December 4th, 1896 in Ashington, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, enlisted on August 2nd, 1915, with the 65th Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment). Sgt. H. Cairns died on November 2nd, 1918 in Valenciennes, France. Alain lives in Valenciennes and works at the Mont Houy university campus, Mont Houy being a place just outside Valenciennes which the Canadian troops - 46th Battalion - crossed when they liberated Valenciennes on November 1st, 1918. The exact spot where the Canadian troops entered the city is now called Canada Square ("Place du Canada").
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Canadian VC Recipients - Canada Veteran Affairs
All 94 Canadian winners of the VC award winners. The site contains full citations to these awards as they are recorded in 1000 Brave Canadians, published by The Unitrade Press):
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*Percy Henry Forsey - A Soldier Of The Great War
The web site contains details of the fight for the "Quadrilateral" 9th Oct 1916 on the Somme just to the West of Le Sars and the Battle of Vimy Ridge from April 9th to 30th 1917. It features Percy Forsey killed at Vimy Ridge April 1917 and is built from the details found in the CEF war diaries. Developed and maintained by Brett Olive
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Gunner Bertram Howard Cox
The following 38 letters were written to his family during WW1 and were transcribed by his daughter Molly in 2002. Notes in parenthesis are clarifications by Molly. The army censored all soldier's letters involved at battle. Some of these letters had eraser marks, as noted by Bert, most likely concerning locations or movements of soldiers/battalions which had been written about.
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Harold S. Gamblin – Memories of WW1
He enlisted in the 4th Canadian Siege Battery on the 26th day of October, 1915. It was mobilized and stationed on Partridge Island which is in the outer part of Saint John Harbour. He was 17 years old at the time of enlistment and therefore had to have the consent of his parents.
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The Clan Boyd Society - International Web Site
This extended family website contains the names of 40 men of the Boyd surname who were killed in the Great War.
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Filip Konowal, V.C.
Filip Konowal, a Ukrainian Canadian volunteer with the 47th Canadian Infantry Battalion, fought with exceptional valour in August 1917 during the battle for Hill 70. For his courage Konowal was awarded the Victoria Cross by King George V who remarked: "Your Exploit is one of the most daring and heroic in the history of my army. For this, accept my thanks." Comprehensive website.
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Memories of the Forgotten War: The World War I - Diary of Pte. V. E. Goodwin
The memoirs of Vincent Goodwin offer a window into the forgotten times of World War One. We have taken excerpts from Dr. Beatty's writings on Mr. Goodwin's diaries that were particularly interesting or relevant to our coverage of the War. Text quoted is that of Mr. Goodwin with narration by Dr. Beatty.
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Howard H. Peckham Collection of First-hand Accounts of WWI Sept 2005
Comprehensive collection of autobiographical books by soldiers who experienced WWI. Gathered from both European as well as United States military personnel and civilians who recorded first-hand accounts of their lives during the World War, 1918-1919. From the collection at University of North Carolina at Asheville.
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William Peden - 8th Battalion Royal Winnipeg Rifles Oct 2005
The personal website included the recollections of Pte. William Peden, including his training and preparation for World War I with the 8th Battalion Royal Winnipeg Rifles, his arrival in France in which he describes the First Battle of Ypres where he survived the first German gas attack of the war, and a Post War Retrospective. As well, there are recollections and many humorous stories of life and times in Scotland in the late 1890's and in Canada at the turn of the century
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