Remembrance Day: Canada and the First World War

Remembrance Day: Canada and the First World War

November 10, 2016 12:02pmET

With Remembrance Day tomorrow, browse interactive maps we created in 2014 to mark the centennial of the start of the First World War, and watch extended video below.


Canada and the Western Front: 1915-1918

Browse for the major locations of Canadian casualties in Belgium and France:

Year by year, how Canada helped push back imperial Germany from 1915 to 1918:

The First World War remains by far Canada’s bloodiest military mission. More than 60,000 Canadians were killed, compared to 42,000-plus during the Second World War.

The casualty rate tells the story. About one in 10 who served from 1914 to 1918 died, compared to approximately one in 26 between 1939 and 1945.

The number rises if you consider only those Canadians who actually deployed to the Western Front.

Browse Canada’s major overseas military deployments where personnel have been killed:

-Compiled by Andrew Thomson