100 years af­ter the guns fell silent: Re­mem­ber­ing a Vic­to­ria sol­dier

NOV. 11, 1918

Times Colonist - - Front Page -

Af­ter four years of unimag­in­able car­nage, the First World War fi­nally came to an end, 100 years ago Sun­day. In Vic­to­ria, as in ci­ties and towns around the world, peo­ple poured into the streets to cel­e­brate the ar­mistice that took ef­fect at 11 a.m. In this edi­tion of Is­lan­der, we look back at the war and what it meant for or­di­nary peo­ple.

End of the First World War: Cheer­ing crowds watch a vic­tory pa­rade at Fort and Gov­ern­ment streets on Nov. 11, 1918.

The re­al­i­ties of war: Cana­dian sol­diers take po­si­tions at ma­chine-gun posts in a bed of mud dur­ing a lull in the Bat­tle of Pass­chen­daele in 1917. The bat­tle’s toll: 15,654 Cana­di­ans killed or wounded.

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