OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - This media kit is intended for journalists who cover Remembrance Day. We offer a multitude of resources that could interest your audience and readers.
Did you know that Library and Archives Canada has, without a doubt, the country's largest archives on the First World War?
Our rich collection is full of records, photographs, films, music and works of art that can accompany or supplement an article, report or program segment. Through these archives, follow the brave men and women who heroically took part in the war effort 100 years ago.
Canada and the First World War
This web page illustrates, through our collections, the many roles that Canadian men and women played during the First World War, and the defining mark that the war left on our society.
War Diaries of the First World War
From the start of the First World War, Canadian Expeditionary Force units were required to maintain a daily account of their "Actions in the Field"—commonly referred to as a War Diary. This database contains the digitized war diaries of Canadian Expeditionary Force infantry, artillery and cavalry units, brigade, division and corps commands, as well as support units such as railway and forestry troops.
100 Stories: Canadians in the First World War
This online memorial features the stories of 100 people who personally experienced the First World War. All of the stories are biographical in nature and compiled largely from original military records, photographs, census records and other historical materials held here at Library and Archives Canada.
Completion of the Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Service Files
Five years ago, we committed to digitizing all of the Canadian Expeditionary Force service files by the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. And we did it! We started by removing pins, clips and staples, as well as adhesive, to prepare all 622,290 files for digitization. The project is now 100% complete; you can consult the Personnel Records of the First World War on our website.
The Call to Duty: Canada's Nursing Sisters
It was not only men who served in the Great War. Over 2,000 women also enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and went overseas. Check out the letters, diaries and photographs of Canadian nursing sisters who served during the Great War. Follow these nurses as they witness the destruction of war, participate in social events, and help patients. Invite your audience to take the Challenge to transcribe, translate, tag and/or describe these women's writings and photographs.
The more work we collaborate on using the Co-Lab crowdsourcing tool, the more accessible and usable our digital collection will become for everyone.
We have over 90,000 files in our video collection, including both short and full-length features, documentaries and silent films, some dating back to 1897.
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