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Silent No More: Researching Our Great War Dead
October 23 - 13:00 - 15:00
|Documenting fatal casualties was an enormous undertaking during and immediately after the Great War. One of the first guides to wartime cemeteries was Sidney C. Hurst’s Silent Cities, published in 1929. Now, more than a century after the war ended, we can break the silence and tell the story of our ancestors who served and died in the war. With the proliferation of online information, we can document our war dead as never before. Glenn Wright, military historian and former LAC archivist, will look at the development of memorials and cemeteries and review the major resources, well-known and not so well-known, for researching Canada’s Great War dead.