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Jake Superstein: A Man for All Faiths

Debby Shoctor

During one of the most tumultuous times in European history, Jake Superstein was born in Pinsk, Poland, into an Orthodox Jewish…

Edmonton’s 49th Battalion at Vimy Ridge

Adriana A. Davies

In 1964, Lieutenant-Colonel G. R. Stevens, OBE, published an account outlining the very special role of Edmonton’s 49th Battalion at…

The Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade

Adriana A. Davies

French-born Raymond Brutinel immigrated to Edmonton in 1904 and made his fortune in Alberta through land and railway development. He…

The University of Alberta at War

Adriana A. Davies

When the First World War broke out on August 4, 1914, the University of Alberta had only 439 students and…

Edmonton’s Fighting Men

Adriana A. Davies

Edmonton had a strong militia tradition. In 1908, the 19th Alberta Dragoons and 101st Regiment were established. The latter, in…

Vimy Ridge: A Forge for Canadian Identity

Adriana A. Davies

Vimy Ridge is a commanding seven kilometre-long ridge situated on the western edge of the Douai Plains northeast of Arras…

Homecoming: After the End of the First World War

Adriana A. Davies

The end of war on November 11, 1918, made headlines in Edmonton’s newspapers: The Morning Bulletin noted: “GERMANY ACCEPTS TERMS”;…

Armistice 1918

Adriana A. Davies

When war was declared on August 4, 1914, men from the Edmonton region rushed to join up. Edmonton had two…

The Journal of F. R. Hasse

Adriana A. Davies

Frank Reginald Hasse was the son of the Reverend Lewis St. Aubin Hassé, a Moravian minister who was born in…

Beverly Cenotaph

Lawrence Herzog

Less than two years after the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the first…

Alex Decoteau’s Inspiring Run at Life

Lawrence Herzog

Decoteau was born on November 19, 1887 on the Red Pheasant Reserve just south of Battleford in present day Saskatchewan….

“HUN SUBMITS!”: WHEN NEWS OF THE ARMISTICE CAME HOME

Laurie Callsen

That morning’s Bulletin’s front section was full of the latest war news, from details of the armistice to coverage of…