1918 – 2018 – Centenary of the First World War’s End

“Canadians on the march near the line during a snow storm. December, 1917.”
Credit: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-002305.

2018 marks the centenary of the First World War’s final year. For those at the front, 1918 would prove to be no less horrendous than the many years before it. The German Spring Offensive would cost the Allies dearly before they could launch the counter-stroke that signalled the devastating Hundred Days Offensive. Meanwhile in Canada, the controversial Military Service Act would come into effect in early 1918.

As we move into this New Year, The Vimy Foundation will continue to share stories from these centenary events in Canadian history, in our efforts to ensure that #CanadaRemembers the First World War and its centenary.