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World War I

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John McCrae Writes His Wartime Poem: In Flanders Fields

Today on May 3, 1915, Canadian lieutenant-colonel John McCrae wrote his famous wartime poem: In Flanders Fields. “In Flanders fields the poppies blow. Between the...
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Canadian Forces Storm The German Defenses At Vimy Ridge

Today on April 9, 1917, Canadian expeditionary forces stormed through the heavily fortified German defenses at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The four-day Battle of...
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Mata Hari Executed By A French Firing Squad

Today on October 15, 1917, Mata Hari was executed by a French firing squad on charges of espionage. Margaretha Geertruida MacLeod, better known by her...

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