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The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa is commemorating a sombre centenary with a photographic exhibition. “Traces of the First World War – Newfoundland and Labrador” – running through Jan. 1, 2017 – examines the impact and legacy of a world-changing conflict for what is now Canada’s easternmost province. “This exhibition illustrates how profoundly the First World War, and especially the tragedy of war, affected people, communities, politics and culture in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Stephen Quick, director general of the Canadian War Museum. “Traces of the First World War – Newfoundland and Labrador reveals how pride, trauma and grief affected people at home and overseas, and how the war still influences ideas, opinions and reflections in so many ways, from literature and the arts to war memorials and family histories.” Pictured, Newfoundland Regiment soldiers wait on a St. John’s pier before embarking for overseas. Between 1914 and 1918, more than 6,000 men served with the Regiment in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Egypt, Turkey, Greece and Germany.

 

 

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