News/research from teacher-journalist Robert J. Ballantyne

Canadian artist Frederick Varley on the horrors of World War I

I'm going to paint a picture of it, but heavens, it can't say a thousandth part of a story. We'd be healthier to forget, & that we never can

Lieutenant Gitz Rice’s World War I trench song

Oh my! I don't want to die, I want to go home.

Canadian soldier Louis Keene on the realities of World War I

It’s all arranged for you, if there’s a bit of shell or a bullet with your name on it you’ll get it, so you’ve nothing to worry about