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The CEF Study Group Discussion Forum has published the latest update of the "List of Recommended Great War Websites - 1 January 2019". 

Send me a Private message if you wish to have an Adobe pdf copy for your files.  There are over 750+ websites listed in 30 categories.

 

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Sample of over 1,000 Entries

 

Library and Archives Canada - Soldiers of the First World War (1914-1918)

Over 622,290 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 Library and Archives Canada. As of 15 August 2018, all the files have bee digitally scanned and placed online. This material can now be downloaded at no charge.  From this basic information a researcher can also acquire the full military file of a Great War soldier.  The process and cost to research a Canadian soldier is now greatly simplified.

[CEF Study Group - Updated January 2019]

https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/personnel-records.aspx

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And extremely useful it is too!

 

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Good Morning Nigel.  If you wish the latest copy - just send me a private message.  A further update will occur on 1 March 2019 and am hoping to start to add "Recommended Great War Books" as Chapter 31.  Comments and suggestions on good books are welcome.

 

The following books provide an initial introduction to the Great War from a Canadian soldier's perspective.  It should be noted there are many other books on this subject.

 

Marching to Armageddon - Canada and the Great War 1914-1919

Desmond Morton and J. L. Granatstein, Lester & Orpen Dennys (1989)

- provides a good initial overview of the conflict from a CEF perspective

 

When Your Numbers Up - The Canadian Soldier in the First World War

Desmond Morton, Random House of Canada (1993)

- details training and life of a typical Canadian soldier

 

The Journal of Private Fraser - Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1918

CEF Books, Edited by Reginald Roy (1998)

- personal journal on one man's direct experiences

 

The Embattled General – Sir Richard Turner VC

Bill Stewart, Publisher McGill-Queen’s University Press (2015)

- a modern day re-assessment of this forgotten, gifted officer of the Canadian Corps

 

Canadians on the Somme - the Neglected Campaign

Bill Stewart, Publisher Helion & Company August (2017)

- a meticulous examination of the CEF at the Somme and resulting later esprit corps

 

The Secret History of Soldiers - How Canadians Survived the Great War

Tim Cook, Publisher: Allen Lane (2018)

- how soldiers found entertainment, solace, relief, and distraction from the relentless slaughter

 

Great War Commands: Historical Perspectives on Canadian Army Leadership 1914-1918

Kingston: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2010. Edited by Major Andrew B. Godefroy, PhD

- free downloadable eBook; in-depth study of the senior leadership of the CEF

http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2010/forces/D2-259-2-2010-eng.pdf

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Another Sample from a List of approximately 1,000 websites:

 

Nurse Helen FairchildAunt to Nelle Fairchild Rote – Book is Sold-out

Helen was born on 21st November 1884. At the age of 32 Helen volunteered to serve as a nurse as soon as the United States of America entered the war in April 1917. She volunteered to serve at the Front and travelled with a nursing team at the end of July to the rear area of the Ypres Salient battlefield and Casualty Clearing Station (CCS) No. 4 at Dozinghem. At that time the Third Battle of Ypres was launched and many casualties were being dealt with by this CCS. Conditions were extreme. While Helen was at Dozinghem the CCS was attacked in the night of 17th August by aerial bombing from German aircraft. The nursing staff and patients had to be evacuated and Helen travelled back to the base hospital at Le Treport. In November 1917 Helen became seriously ill after suffering from tonsillitis. She recovered from the tonsillitis but she died on 18th January in the No. 3 British General Hospital of a Gastroenterostomy operation. She was 33 years old. She had suffered from a large stomach ulcer which was considered to have been caused, or if not caused made worse, by exposure to Mustard gas. It is believed that on the night of the bombing at the CCS she had given her gas mask to a soldier and thereby exposed herself to gas.”

[CEF Study Group - Dec 2018]

http://www.vlib.us/medical/MaMh/MyAunt.htm

https://www.military.com/history/army-nurse-helen-fairchild.htmlhttps://www.aahn.org/fairchild

http://www.commander114forsale.com/nurse-helen-fairchild-book.html

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Book Reviews on the Great War:

 

Capturing Hill 70: Canada’s Forgotten Battle of the First World War

by Douglas E. Delaney and Serge Marc Durflinger (Eds), Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016, 273 pages

ISBN: 9780774833592

http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/Vol17/no1/page84-eng.asp

 

Vimy: The Battle and the Legend

by Tim Cook. Toronto: Random House, 2017, 512 pages, ISBN: 978-0735233164

http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vol18/no1/page74-eng.asp

 

Sister Soldiers of the Great War: The Nurses of the Canadian Army Medical Corps.  By Cynthia Toman

Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016. Pp. 312.By Eliza Richardson, Wilfrid Laurier University

This review appears in Canadian Military History Vol. 27 No. 1 (2018)

 

No Free Man: Canada, the Great War, and the Enemy Alien Experience. By Bohdan S. Kordan.

Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016. Pp. 394. By Richard Roy, Independent Researcher This review appears in Canadian Military History Vol. 27 No. 2 (2018)

 

Brian D. McInnes. Sounding Thunder: The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow.

Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2015. Pp. 221

Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies

 

Brock Millman. Polarity, Patriotism, and Dissent in Great War Canada, 1914-1919.

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. Pp. 336.

Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies

 

J.L. Granatstein and J.M. Hitsman. Broken Promises: A History of Conscription in Canada.

Revised edition. Oakville, ON: Rock’s Mills Press, 2015. Pp. 282.

Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies

 

Review of Isabel V. Hull, A Scrap of Paper: Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014). Pp. 368

Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies

 

Review of Paul Jankowski, Verdun: The Longest Battle of The Great War

(New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), Pp. 324.

Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies

 

Review of Alan Bowker, A Time Such as There Never Was Before: Canada After the Great War.

(Toronto: Dundurn, 2014). Pp. 438. Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies

 

 

More books on the Great War and book reviews will be added in future editions.  Eventually, a separate chapter may be created within this List. Suggestions are welcome and will be hosted on the CEF Study Group discussion forum prior to insertion on this List.

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The following two sites have been updated/added to the 1 March 2019 edition of the "List of Recommended Great War Websites".  Borden Battery

 

Conditions of an Armistice with Germany
10 November, 1918 - the Armistice Demands Official release by the German Government, published in the Kreuz-Zeitung, November 11, 1918.] [CEF Study Group – Updated Jan 2019]
http://www.gwpda.org/papers.html#CA

 

Terms of the Armistice with Germany 11 November 1918
One-page document with the exact text of the Armistice with Germany.  [CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/firstworldwar/transcripts/aftermath/armistice_terms.htm

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The CEF Study Group has added these Great War lectures to the upcoming 1 March 2019 update of its list of recommended Great War websites.  Members of the Forum are asked to forward additional recommendations of internet-based lectures on the Great War.  Regards, Borden Battery

 

Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture Series - The First World War:100 Years On

On the centenary year of the First World War, the University was delighted to welcome Sir Hew Strachan, one of the world's leading experts on the Great War, to deliver a talk as part of the Vice-Chancellor’s distinguished lecture series. [CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_op5yGrNmE

 

Roskill Lecture 2018: Magaret MacMillanReflecting on the Great War Today

Historian Margaret MacMillan reflects on the meaning and significance of the Great War from the perspective of today: what it meant to Western civilization and to the world more broadly, and how we remember and commemorate it in our own time. [CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-7eWE2-WCs

 

Pershing Lecture Series: Great War in the Middle East, 1916-18 - Lieutenant Colonel Brian Steed

Many of today’s disputed borders in the Middle East were created during World War I. Join Assistant Professor and Middle East Specialist Lieutenant Colonel Brian Steed of the U.S. Army General Command and Staff College (CGSC) to learn the actions from 1916-18 and their enduring impact. Presented in partnership with the CGSC Foundation. [CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh4-fUBTP48

 

Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 - Christopher Clark

This lecture explores new ways of understanding the crisis that brought war to Europe in the summer of 1914; reflects on some of the problems of interpretation that have dogged the debate over the war's origins; and considers the contemporary resonance of a catastrophe that is now nearly a century old.

[CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6snYQFcyiyg

 

The Military History of the First World War: An Overview and Analysis - Professor David Stevenson

This lecture will analyse the reasons for the failure in 1914-15 of the initial war of movement and the factors underlying the trench stalemate that characterised the middle years of the conflict, before examining the return to more mobile campaigning in 1917-18. [CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMEFg_-26Ms

 

The Causes, Conduct, and Consequences of WWI

Nanovic Fellow Dan Lindley, associate professor of political science and co-director of the Notre Dame International Security Program gave the lecture entitled "The Causes, Conduct, and Consequences of WWI," the first lecture in a series of lectures on World War I sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

[CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIlte1BLMHA

 

Oxford and the Great War: The War At Home

Professor William Whyte of St John's College and Dr Anne Manuel of Somerville College discuss the impact of the First World War on Oxford itself, as the city became a huge hospital – as well as a haven for refugees from around the world. How did the University (and those of its students who didn't go to war) change as a result of the conflict? [CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hQMHlIubzI

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Aboriginal Contributions During the First World War

During the First World War, thousands of Aboriginal people voluntarily enlisted in the Canadian military. While the exact enlistment number is unknown, it is estimated that well over 4,000 Aboriginal people served in the Canadian forces during the conflict. About one third of First Nations people in Canada age 18 to 45 enlisted during the war. Métis and Inuit soldiers also enlisted; however, only status Indians were officially recorded by the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF). Aboriginal soldiers served in units with other Canadians throughout the CEF. They served in every major theatre of the war and participated in all of the major battles in which Canadian troops fought. The simple website outlines the following: Recruitment of Aboriginal Soldiers, Aboriginal Enlistment, Aboriginal Soldiers’ Experiences during the First World War, Canadian Wartime Policies on the Homefront, Aboriginal People and the Homefront, Aboriginal Women’s Contributions, Post-War Experience of Aboriginal Veterans, and Bibliography. [CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]

https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1414152378639/1414152548341

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Canadian Military History Journal

Canada’s flagship journal on military history and current military conflict began in 1992, one year after the Laurier Centre for Military, Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS) opened their doors. Working closely with the Canadian War Museum, the journal has always sought to bridge the gap between scholars and the general public. The journal provides an opportunity for many of today’s leading young scholars to publish their first article and also serves as a scholarly outlet for more seasoned academics. With a subscription list of over 500, Canadian Military History remains one of our foremost outreach programs.”

 

Current Issue: Volume 27, Issue 2 (2018)

“The Most Vivifying Influence:” Operation Delta in Preparing the Canadian Corps for the Hundred Days
William F. Stewart                               PDF Download

 

'Whatsoever a Man Soweth:' Sex Education about Venereal Disease, Racial Health, and Social Hygiene during the First World War; Brent Brenyo  PDF Download

               

Struck off Strength and from Memory: A Profile of the Deserters of the 165th (Acadian) Battalion, 1916
Gregory Kennedy                                PDF Download

 

Clay-kickers of Flanders Fields: Canadian Tunnellers at Messines Ridge 1916-1917
Brian Pascas                                          PDF Download

 

Art in the Trenches: Unofficial Art of the First World War
Tim Clarke                                             PDF Download

 

Or, readers can do a specific search for papers with a theme such as “motor machine gun” and obtain the following published online papers such as:

Canada’s First Armoured Unit: Raymond Brutinel and the Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigades of the First World War   Author: Cameron Pulsifer                           Publication:  Canadian Military History          

Download

 

Death at Licourt: An Historical and Visual Record of Five Fatalities in the 1st Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade, 25 March 1918  Author: Cameron Pulsifer     Publication: Canadian Military History           

Download

 

Death at Licourt Revisited  Author: Cameron Pulsifer
Publication: Canadian Military History           

Download

 

Notes on Canadian Units and Formations Engaged: Battles of the Somme, March-April 1918
Author: Archer Fortescue Duguid                                    Publication: Canadian Military History           

Download

 

 

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Hello Everyone - here is another high quality Great War research website to include in your research bookmarks.  It has been added to the CEF Study Group's List of Recommended Great War Website for 1 March 2019.  Regards, Borden Battery

 

International Encyclopedia of the First World War

A Global War – A Global Project "1914-1918-online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War” is an English-language virtual reference work on the First World War. The multi-perspective, open-access knowledge base is the result of an international collaborative project involving more than 1,000 authors, editors, and partners from over fifty countries. More than 1,000 articles will be gradually published. Innovative navigation schemes based on Semantic Media Wiki technology provide nonlinear access to the encyclopedia’s content.  "1914-1918-online" represents a major undertaking in digital history publication under the Open Access paradigm by promoting free and unlimited dissemination of the content to individual users, search engines, and reference services. This availability is complemented by novel navigation schemes that allow the user non-linear access throughout the text via thematic contexts, regional contexts and conceptual encyclopedia entries (e.g. 'Propaganda'). The platform is designed to enable users to follow threads according to their specific interests, integrating a broad range of texts from various contexts. Visualizations of thematic connections encourages the navigation of the encyclopedia in ways that expand on the standards of current digital history publications.”

 

 

 

A wide-ranging series of “time-line themes” on the Great War are provided in this one part of the extensive website:  https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/themes/”. Items are too numerous to mention – readers should explore this part of the larger website.  These timeline-themes are further sub-divided into a wide range of topics.

 

 

The overall index {at time of review) consists of 8,188 items from 1,035 contributors and both will increase in volume on a regular basis. The overall index is cleverly subdivided into three sub-indexes for ease of access; (1) Name Index, (2) Place Index and (3) Subject Index.  An advanced research tool is also provided.

 

 

This global online encyclopedia on the Great War has every opportunity to become one of the key informational websites on the Great War which will also be peer-reviewed for content and accuracy. [CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]

 

 

Main URL Address:

https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/project/about/

 

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This nice little website is being added to the 1 March 2019 List of Recommended Great War Websites.  A very nice example for other smaller centres to consider in website design and presentation.  Borden Battery.

 

Kenora Great War Project -

In 2012, three community organizations in Kenora, Ontario joined forces on a project which became known as The Kenora Great War Project. The three partners – the Ancestor Seekers of Kenora (ASK), the Lake of the Woods Museum and the Kenora Public Library – pooled their resources, their expertise and their knowledge to tell the story of Kenora’s involvement in World War I.  The website includes over 2,000 soldiers and their biographies before, during and sometimes after the war.  Also includes and alphabetical listing of medals and war dead.  Simple but effective website with good search features – a model for other communities to consider. [Recommended by michelstl]

[CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]

https://www.kenoragreatwarproject.ca/

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Here is another website which has been added to the List of Recommended Great War Websites.  Members can obtain a copy of the List by sending me either a private message or an email.  No charge for this research list.  Borden Battery

 

The Machine Gun Corps Research Database

The large database of British Machine Gun Corps Officers and Men in the World – fee for service. Contains details of over 100,000 soldiers who served with the MGC. Sources include: 1914-15 Star Rolls, The Army List, British War Medal and Victory Medal rolls, Soldiers died in the Great War, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, General Service Medal and Indian General Service Medal rolls, The London Gazette, Officer’s 'Long Numbers', Medal Index Cards, Records of Military Hospitals (MH106), Prisoners of War, Order of Battle of Divisions, Rolls of Honour, The British Red Cross Society, The Marquis de Ruvigny, Silver War Badges, Territorial Force War Medals, Official War Diaries, The War Illustrated, War Services of Military Officers (1920), Enlistment Papers of Great War Soldiers (WO363), and Pension Papers of Great War Soldiers (WO364). [CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]

http://www.machine-gun-corps-database.co.uk/

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Canadiana Digitizing, Preservation, Access

As of January 1, 2019, all Canadiana content included in Early Canadiana Online, Héritage, and Canadiana Online will be available at no charge to users.  This online catalogue of Canadian content could provide access to a major new source of original documents and material.  Several search features are available to the reader. The website is organized into the following three main sections:

 

The Monographs collection, “spanning three and a half centuries of Canadian documentary history, holds rich primary materials exploring a wide range of subjects and disciplines. With a projected 84,000 titles by completion, this resource is the most comprehensive full-text searchable set of historical monographs currently available for the study of Canada. Topics range from major historical events to the development of institutions, laws and science; from Canadian literature to philosophical treatises; from agriculture to politics, trade and tariffs.”

 

The Serials collection” includes a wide range of dailies, weeklies, specialized journals and mass-market magazines, as well as city directories and annual reports from churches, schools, and corporations. Specialized publications include trade or industry journals as well as many men’s, women’s, student’s and children’s popular magazines. Early periodicals are an invaluable source of information for researchers in all fields, as they offer a remarkable record of thought and opinion on diverse issues. Lavishly-illustrated journals open a captivating window onto early Canadian society and culture through their articles, advertisements, cartoons, drawings and photographs.”

 

The Government Publications collection” includes over 1.7 million pages of historical pre-1920 colonial, provincial and federal government documents. This collection includes government acts, bills, committee reports, court rules, debates, journals, ordinances, a selection of official publications from France and Great Britain, sessional papers, regulations, royal commission reports, voter’s lists and treaties.”

 

[CEF Study Group – Feb 2019]

http://online.canadiana.ca/

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Here is the latest addition to the upcoming 1 March 2019 "List of Recommended Great War Websites".  Borden Battery

 

Small Arms of WWI Primer 089: British Vickers Mk I -  C&Rsenal Video

The C&Rsenal series attempts to display the complete history, design, and service of military small arms.  They begun their efforts with an ambitious goal of documenting the complete catalog of WWI armament. This YouTube video (over 1 hour) on the detailed history of the Vickers Machine Gun will impress and inform any students of the Emma Gees. Many other small arms weapons can be viewed on their website/YouTube series. [Recommended by McTague] [CEF Study Group – Feb 2019]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMinxb2j_P8

 

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Here is another good informational video - this time on the Lewis Machine Gun - which originated with a US doctor but ultimately was adopted by the Royal Flying Corps, the Canadian Corps and the British Expeditionary Force.  Several good videos from this website.  This site has been added to the 1 March 2019 update of the  "List of Recommended Great War Websites".  Borden Battery

 

Small Arms of WWI Primer 034:  The Lewis Gun -  C&Rsenal Video

A detailed historical background (1 hr, 20 minutes) of the original Doctor McLean Machine Gun leading to the Lewis gun version from soldier Major Isaack Newton Lewis. Eventually, the use of the muzzle-blast inside a tube provided an air-cooling function led to a new gun manufacturer in Buffalo, New York which later involved the Savage Arms Company. Matters then moved to Belgium and later England for first the Royal Flying Corps.  A detailed dis-assembly with animation. Light infantry tactics by the Canadian used the Lewis Guns very effectively with a hip-walking sling.  General Pershing finally stymied the introduction by US ground forces. Germany re-tooled captured Lewis guns for their own use.  [CEF Study Group – Feb 2019]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlsEmE5pM10

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Latest addition to the upcoming List of Recommended Great War Websites.  Borden Battery

The Rooms – Newfoundland & Labrador Archives

The Rooms is an innovative, culturally relevant institution that represents and showcases Newfoundland and Labrador to itself and to the world, and brings the wider world to its doorstep. Several sections are devoted to the military history of Newfoundland in the Great War.  This includes access to a data base of Newfoundland soldiers and their Attestation Papers.  It should be noted that Newfoundland & Labrador was a British colony and were separate and distinct from Canada at this time.  This general website can be accessed from the following URL:  https://www.therooms.ca/thegreatwar/in-depth/military-service-files/introduction

[CEF Study Group – Feb 2019]

 

Subsections include the following:

Searchable Database - some 6,000 soldiers plus a direct link to their detailed military personal files and detailed and unique Newfoundland Attestation Papers can be assessed from this URL:

https://www.therooms.ca/thegreatwar/in-depth/military-service-files/database

 

Beaumont-Hamel and the Trail of the Caribou

A very well-done website covering a very wide range of topics related to the Great War experience both at the Western Front and back home in Newfoundland and Labrador. Good overview of the situation.

https://theroomsgreatwarexhibit.com/

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The Lafayette Escadrille Combat Record:  Unité Volontaire de Combat Oubliée de l’Amérique [Chapter Four]

A short and pragmatic review of the combat record of the short-lived Lafayette Escadrille Squadron – it appears true results were somewhat less than the mythical history. [CEF Study Group – Feb 2019]

http://www.institut-strategie.fr/Arogers_4.htm

 

Operational Logs of the Lafayette EscadrilleSmithsonian’s Transcription Center

The squadron “became operational in April 1916” and retained its American pilots till just before Christmas in 1917, when they transferred to service in the U.S. American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in Europe. “The commander of the first squadron of American volunteers was Captain Georges Thenault, a French Army officer and pilot. It is two of his operational logs that were given to the Smithsonian by his widow in 1962. The logs document the dates of missions, the pilots who flew and the events as they were reported and recorded by Captain Thenault, from August 24, 1916 to February 1, 1918.  Volunteers for the Smithsonian’s Transcription Center produced the readable text of the Escadrille mission logs from the handwritten original.”– the direct link is:     https://transcription.si.edu/project/6651     [CEF Study Group – Feb 2019]

https://airandspace.si.edu/stories/editorial/operational-logs-lafayette-escadrille

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Is there an easy to find website that lists the 4,200 Canadian soldiers who deployed as part of Major General James Elmsley's Expeditionary Force to Siberia?  In particular, I am looking for the list of 55 volunteers who stayed behind and transferred to the British Army, when the remainder of the Brigade returned to Canada.    The 55 travelled to Omsk under command Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Morrisey who had been awarded the DSO in the 13th Canadian Infantry Battalion on the western front in 1916. Several officers and soldiers were caught up in the retreat from Omsk and were later imprisoned in Moscow and I am trying to trace their descendents.

 

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Here are three websites to start with.  Borden Battery

 

Intervention in Russia, 1918-1921

"Canadian involvement in the armed Allied intervention into Bolshevik Russia at the end of the First World War formed both an epilogue to the war itself and an introduction to military problems in the new world to come. John Swettenham's Allied intervention in Russia is a useful account of the military operations involved, especially in North Russia, but is very dated. Roy MacLaren covers much of the same ground, but also describes the part played by Canadians in the associated air actions. Skuce deals with the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force, which spent the winter of 1918-1919 doing nearly nothing in the Vladivostok area. Frank Shrive's ‘The Diary of a P.B.O.’ is a unique document, illustrated with his own photographs, describing the air war in North Russia. Raymond Collishaw, whose memoir Air Command is listed in the War in the Air section, was a squadron commander in South Russia and the work describes the activities there of No. 47 Squadron, RAF."

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/military/025002-6036-e.html

Canada’s Siberian Expedition - Экспедиция Канады в Сибирь

The Siberian Expedition Virtual Exhibition and Digital Archive created by the University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre tells the forgotten story of the 4,200 Canadians who served in Vladivostok.  This tri-lingual learning resource combines the accessible Story with a comprehensive Digital Archive – preserving and providing access to more than 2,200 archival photographs, documents, and works of war art on this chaotic moment in the history of Canada, Russia, and the world. Learning Resources have also been developed for students and educators. [Recommended by Avidgenie] [CEF Study Group - Updated Oct 2018]

http://www.siberianexpedition.ca/index.php?lang=english

 

Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force - Wikipedia Website

The Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force (also referred to as the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Siberia) or simply C.S.E.F.) was a Canadian military force sent to Vladivostok, Russia during the Russian Revolution to bolster the allied presence. Composed of 4,192 soldiers and authorized in August 1918, the force returned to Canada between April and June 1919. [CEF Study Group - Updated April 2014]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Siberian_Expeditionary_Force

 

Intervention in Russia, 1918-1921

"Canadian involvement in the armed Allied intervention into Bolshevik Russia at the end of the First World War formed both an epilogue to the war itself and an introduction to military problems in the new world to come. John Swettenham's Allied intervention in Russia is a useful account of the military operations involved, especially in North Russia, but is very dated. Roy MacLaren covers much of the same ground, but also describes the part played by Canadians in the associated air actions. Skuce deals with the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force, which spent the winter of 1918-1919 doing nearly nothing in the Vladivostok area. Frank Shrive's ‘The Diary of a P.B.O.’ is a unique document, illustrated with his own photographs, describing the air war in North Russia. Raymond Collishaw, whose memoir Air Command is listed in the War in the Air section, was a squadron commander in South Russia and the work describes the activities there of No. 47 Squadron, RAF."

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/military/025002-6036-e.html

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Another sample of the many new websites being added to the CEF Study Group's "List of Recommended Great War Websites".  Contact me by Private Message for the most recent published List.  Borden Battery

 

William George Barker VC 139 Squadron RAF, Italy, July 1918
A historical sketch by a grandson of William George Barker VC, and a discussion of his legacy. The chronology ends at the rededication of his tomb in 2011, a ceremony attended by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. Interesting photographs taken in Italy including an interesting photograph Tommy Sopwith, HRH The Prince of Wales, William Barker VC in 1919. [CEF Study Group – Feb 2019]
http://www.rimba.com/Barker/barker.html

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Here is another website to visit. It is being added to the 1 March 2019 edition of the recommended List. Also note, they are adopting the "Open Access" concept. Borden Battery

British Journal for Military History (BJMH)
The BJMH is a pioneering Open Access, peer-reviewed journal that brings high quality scholarship in military history to an audience beyond academia – this is a new and emerging trend. "The birth of the British Journal for Military History will be as welcome as it is long overdue" - Professor Sir Michael Howard. The reader, after a free registration, can search the data base using several parameters and then download the article in pdf format. A scholarship level journal with access to the serious reader of military history. An example of a search is listed below:

Vol 3, No 2 (2017)
A.J.A. Morris, Reporting the First World War: Charles Repington, The Times and the Great War PDF
Gary Sheffield

Vol 2, No 2 (2016)
Tim Gale, The French Army’s Tank Force and Armoured Warfare in the Great War: the Artillerie Spéciale PDF
Hew Strachan

Vol 3, No 3 (2017)
Xu Guoqi, Asia and the Great War: A Shared History. With a foreword by Jay Winter PDF
Michael W. Charney

Vol 1, No 2 (2015)
Peter Chasseaud. Mapping the First World War: The Great War Through Maps From 1914 to 1918. PDF
Christopher Newton

[CEF Study Group – Jan 2019]
https://bjmh.org.uk/index.php/bjmh

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Here is another website being added to the 1 March 2019 edition of the List of Recommended Great War Websites.  Borden Battery

 

Infantry Battalion Commanding Officers of the British Armies in the First World War
A listing of BEF and Dominion infantry battalion commanders during the war. The author created this database for his PhD thesis on British battalion commanders.  There are two parts; (1) British regiments and Dominion divisions/regiments/brigades, 2) a listing of all infantry battalions involved on the first day of the Battle of the Somme with casualty listings of CO’s per battalion on 1 July 1916. [Recommended B. Stewart]


[CEF Study Group – Feb 2019].  General index site URL: http://ww1infantrycos.co.uk/index.html

     British Regiments of the Line in the First World War [plus Dominion troops]
     http://ww1infantrycos.co.uk/british regiments.html

 

     Infantry Battalion Commanders – 1 July 1916 [plus indication if they became casualties on the day]
     http://ww1infantrycos.co.uk/1st July 1916.html

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Declarations of War from Around the World US Library of Congress (Law Library)
This presentation includes the first declaration of war from Austria-Hungary from July 28, 1914, along with the declarations of war from twenty-one countries from both Allied and Central Powers. In addition to the declarations of war, the display contains congressional resolutions, diplomatic notes and telegrams leading up to and/or containing the declaration of war, mobilization orders, and declarations of a state of war. Although the majority of the declarations of war were issued in 1914, there were a number of countries that did not declare war until close to its end in 1918. In addition to the declarations of war, the display contains congressional resolutions, diplomatic notes and telegrams leading up to and/or containing the declaration of war, mobilization orders, and declarations of a state of war. “Included but is not limited to: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Ottoman Empire, Austria-Hungary Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, China, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Japan, Nicaragua, Italy, Panama, Romania and Siam. When the United Kingdom declared war against Germany in August 1914, the colonies and dominions of the British Empire (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India and South Africa etc.) were automatically also in a state of war. Control over foreign policy gradually reverted to these formal colonies over the next several decades. [CEF Study Group – Feb 2019]
https://www.loc.gov/law/help/digitized- ... oreign.php

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