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LAC Shares Images of First World War on Flickr

In recognition of Remembrance Day, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has posted a selection of digital images from the First World War on The images depict the significant military efforts of Canadians during this conflict.

From 1914 to 1918, thousands of Canadian men and women were called upon to contribute to the effort required for the First World War, an event that transformed our nation, culture, economy and identity.

Visitors to the LAC album at are encouraged to explore the interactive image collection, which allows people to comment, tag, and share content.

View the LAC photostream on Flickr:

In addition, LAC has worked with Veterans Affairs Canada, the Upper Canada District School Board and The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command to provide students with the opportunity to do primary research using wartime materials. Students are tasked with researching and writing about individuals who served in the First World War whose names are listed on the local cenotaphs in communities across Canada. Students become experts on the service persons they research and enrich the wartime histories of their communities by contributing their findings. For more information, visit

View the Web exhibition Canada and the First World War - ARCHIVED:

Consult to view all databases, resources and virtual exhibitions related to Military and Peacekeeping.

About Library and Archives Canada
The mandate of Library and Archives Canada is to preserve the documentary heritage of Canada for the benefit of present and future generations and to be a source of enduring knowledge accessible to all, thereby contributing to the cultural, social and economic advancement of Canada. Library and Archives Canada also facilitates co-operation among communities involved in the acquisition, preservation and diffusion of knowledge, and serves as the continuing memory of the Government of Canada and its institutions.