DSC_0344One century ago, on 4 August 1914, Canada entered the First World War. Canada was a young nation of only 7.2 million citizens, yet we produced 620,000 men in uniform. Of those, over 66,000 were killed and over 172,000 were wounded. To put that effort and loss in today’s numbers, of our population of 35 million we would field 3 million men in uniform, of whom 323,000 would be killed and over 843,000 wounded. These numbers clearly demonstrate the scope and scale and enormous sacrifice of the First World War, and effort that shaped our nation. Lest We Forget.

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