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War Diaries of the First World War: 1st Canadian Division

“Hostilities will cease at 1100 hours on Nov. 11th. Troops will stand fast on the line reached at that hour which will be reported to Corps H.Q.”

Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) units maintained a daily account of their actions in the field, known as a War Diary. Using their diary, you can now follow in the footsteps of the 1st Canadian Division throughout November 1918, including the day they received the ceasefire message by wire.

You can transcribe, tag and translate the words of the War Diary that documented the 1st Canadian Division’s story. With each page transcribed, Canada’s history becomes more accessible and easier to discover.