Remembrance Day

By Andrew Thomson | UPDATED November 9, 2018 12:02pmET

This year’s Remembrance Day also marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice to end the First World War.

Watch live coverage from the National War memorial in Ottawa: Sunday, November 11 at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT

Later on Nov. 11, the Peace Tower bells will play “The Last Post” before ringing 100 times as part of a Canada-wide initiative to mark the anniversary.

In the meantime, watch Outburst Friday at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT for a special Remembrance Day episode:

Canada and the First World War

Browse the interactive maps we created in 2014 to mark the centennial of the start of the war.

First, the major locations of Canadian casualties in Belgium and France between 1915 and 1918:

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

SOURCE: Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War: Candian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919

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.

Annotated Hansard: Parliament and the First World War

CPAC in Focus: Vimy Ridge at 100

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:

Watch More

CPAC’s coverage of the 2017 Remembrance Day ceremony at Ottawa’s National War Memorial:

Saturday marks the 101st anniversary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele on Nov. 10, 1917. Watch this Telling Times look at the battle in western Belgium that left 15,654 Canadian casualties — including more than 4,000 dead — after several weeks of fighting through horrific conditions:

Canada was in the midst of a bitter, divisive election campaign in the autumn of 1917. At issue was conscription — whether young men would be forced into uniform. And it pitted two giants of Canadian politics, Sir Robert Borden and Sir Wilfrid Laurier, on opposite sides.

Watch The Campaigns: Blood and the Ballot: