Sunday, 07 April 2013 00:51
RESEARCH ON WW1 AVAILABLE.
Have you ever wondered about the Canadians in WW1 and if there is information at the National Archives or the War Museum on your particular interest ?
Our Webmaster - Floyd Low, has a BA (University of Victoria) and MA (Royal Military College) in the field of conflict studies and has specialised in WW1 archival research for several years.
As a young Reserve Army Sapper he became interested in old pictures of strange uniforms on the walls of the Kemball Armoury in Trail BC. This is the result www.54thbattalioncef.ca, later he created www.102ndbattalioncef.ca. He did the research on finding where Pat Quinn's grandfather served on the Western Front with the 102nd Battalion. He was a 2009 graduate of the Canadian Army Staff College.
He can interpret CEF personnel files for you, get you locations where your relatives or soldier of interest served, and send you maps of these locations so you can load the data into Google Earth and see where these sites are today.
Rates are reasonable and the return to you is a real value and insight into the years of 1914 - 1918 and the existing records like unit War Diaries, Maps, Personnel and as a guide to CEF references in the London Gazette in the UK.
Or just go flying with the WW1 German Flying Corps and
If you would like an online consultation just email Floyd at this link RESEARCH AT COBWFA.ca or select from this menu below
Here's Floyd (now ex-military) and pal Randy James in their day jobs. Canadian Army by day - Canadian History by night.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 08 January 2014 23:46)
Tuesday, 07 December 2010 00:19
Research article 2 - CEF Battles by date
These are the Battles listed as official actions in the CEF History
Last Updated (Thursday, 18 April 2013 02:53)
Saturday, 17 January 2015 18:36
17 JAN 2014
Does immigration bring violence ? Probably not.
Some excerpts from a file on Wikipedia I found suggest for the most part the world isn`t violent - but local styles may be termed as such.
In France and UK the murder rate is 50 a month - the recent terror attacks in Paris are certainly horrific but they may be really gang/Al Kayda wannabees - with very dangerous automatic weapons - of which almost 100% are kept safe by governments and gun clubs and owners.
I made an Excel Pivot Table of the reported info here A look at international Murder rates.
It suggests that the world except for Carribean and South America is relatively peaceful (in their own way).
It might also suggest a Special Forces approach to miscreants (Drones in Afghanistan) vs. masses of troops on the ground.
Which suggests a focus on the slivers of hate rather than the masses of misery. So western armies should not expect to bulk up when the data suggests the average guy in the world is keeping his head down.
Of course data is as good as it is. This is just a snapshot.
In the Excel table - look at the tabs on the lower border
Pivot Date and
Selected Murder Rates
Last Updated (Saturday, 17 January 2015 21:25)