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Over the Top is an interactive adventure game that allows YOU to experience life in the trenches during theFirst World War. As a young Canadian soldier stationed somewhere along the Western Front in the late Fall of 1916, you will live through some of the excitement, despair, brutality and sheer horror of trench warfare. (from the website)
Click on the above image to learn more
On the 50th anniversary of D-Day in 1994, a Canadian army chaplain published a selection of
war poetry in The Beaver.
More Books of Interest:
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
Publication Date: 2007-10-23
Hana's Suitcase Anniversary Album by Karen Levine
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank; B. M. Mooyaart (Translator); Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction by)
Publication Date: 1993-06-01
Gr. 9-12: Ask Us/Demande Moi
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Reading History with Great Uncle Ernest - 787131, 130 Battalion. C.E.F.
John Ernest Ferrier was from Perth, ON - 787131, 130 Battalion. C.E.F. and fought in WWI. His grand niece Judy Ferrier has created a series of Youtube shorts to honour his service while fighting overseas. She reads a selection of letters that John wrote to his parents.
Listen to Pte. J. Ernest Ferrier's letter from Jan. 13, 1916. Written from the trenches "Somewhere in France".
Listen to Pte. J. Ernest Ferrier's letter home from March 20, 1917. Ernest writes home about the "desolate landscape" and the "prospect of a happy return home." Judy highlights Ernest's cloth ditty bag.
Great-Uncle Ernest's letter from "Somewhere in France" March 23, 1917. Ernest writes about how much he looks forward to the letters from home, a soldier being shell shocked, and purchasing writing paper from a stand in the trenches.
Historical Novels about WWI
War horse by Michael Morpurgo
Publication Date: 1987
Short at dawn : WWI diary by John Wilson
Publication Date: 2011
Charlie Wilcox's Great War by Sharon E. McKay
Publication Date: 2003
Flying ace : Jack Fairfax, Royal Flying Corps, 1915-1918 by Jim Eldridge
Publication Date: 2007
The trenches : Billy Stevens, the Western Front, 1914-1918 by Jim Eldridge
Publication Date: 2006
And in the Morning by John Wilson
Publication Date: 2003-02-01
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque; A. W. Wheen (Translator)
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
Henry Johnson and Harlem's own by Jacqueline Maloy
Publication Date: 2005
Historical Novels about WWII
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan; André LaBlanc (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
D-Day : Lieutenant Andy Pope, normandy 1944 by bryan Perrett
Publication Date: 2004
Turned Away by Carol Matas
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Tails of Flame by Gerald Holt
Publication Date: 1996-07-01
Battle of Britain : Harry Woods, England, 1939-1941 by Chris Prietley