100 years after the guns fell silent: Remembering a Victoria soldier
NOV. 11, 1918
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.