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Canadian actions in First World War weren’t always glorious

By Scott Taylor      

If more historical focus were directed at messier chapters in Canada’s past, it would be easier to understand similar failures by today’s governments.

Members of the Canadian Siberian Expeditionary Force post in Vladivostok, Russia, in 1919. Some Canadians on their way to that mission staged a mutiny in the streets of Victoria to express their displeasure at being sent off to fight in the Russian Civil War. Photograph courtesy of Library and Archives Canada

OTTAWA—We have just commemorated the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, which brought hostilities to an end on the Western Front of the conflict known as the First World War, the Great War, and, by those who fought and survived its horrors, the war to end all wars.

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