It’s a Long Way… to Ypres, Passchendaele, and the Somme

The photo below honours the men and women who left for Europe during the 1914-18 war, to serve Canada. The Great War began, unceremoniously, a century ago today.

We are looking at Cordova (the street that extends to the right of the image) and Seymour Street. The St. Francis Hotel is where Grant Thornton Place (formerly Price Waterhouse Centre) is located today.

1914 Mil P276.1 - [Crowds outside the C.P.R. Station for the embarkation of the first overseas troops]-2

CVA Mil 276.1 [Crowds outside the CPR Station for the embarkation of the first overseas troops] of the Great War, 1914.

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