This project was made possible by the Canadian Culture Online Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives.

The website could not have been created without the support of the following institutions and individuals:

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Local History & Archives, Hamilton Public Library
Jeffrey Trzeciak - University Librarian, McMaster University
Dr. Carl Spadoni - Director, William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections

Dr. Kathy Garay

Nick Ruest

Ryan Barrett, assisted by Justina Chong

Site migration from Drupal 5 to 7
Debbie Lawlor, Gabriela Mircea

Sheila Turcon

Ryan Barrett
Richard Hung

Beverly Bayzat

Amilah Baksh
Ryan Barrett
Justina Chong
Alessandro Erasmi
Ateeka Khan
Asiya Zareen
with the assistance of Perimeter Digital

Renu Barrett
Alessandro Erasmi

Judy Donnelly

Ed Mallon
Audrie Schell

Audrie Schell

Nick Ruest

Gord Beck
Nick Davies
Alessandro Erasmi
Siva Vijenthira

Adriana Brook

Mary Ruth Linkert

Catherine Baird
Dr. Kathy Garay

Margaret Houghton (Local History & Archives, Hamilton Public Library)
Cathy Moulder
Erin Napier (Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum)
Paul Otto
Donna Thomson


  • * A British Teenager Caught Up in the First World War: William O’Sullivan Molony - Sheila Turcon
  • * Adrian Grant Duff: Preparing for the First World War - Nick Continelli
  • * Alex Aronson, Volunteer Medical Worker and Humanitarian - Dr. Alan Mendelson
  • * An American in Vienna on the Outbreak of the First World War: Jane Abbott’s Diary - Dr. Carl Spadoni
  • * “Angels of Mercy”: Canada’s Nursing Sisters in World War I and II - Renu Barrett
  • * A Voice of Reason: C.K. Ogden and the Cambridge Magazine - Dr. Kathy Garay
  • * “Boys from Canada”: The Songs of the First World War - Adriana Brook
  • * British First World War Recruiting Posters - Dr. Stephen Heathorn
  • * British Forces in the Middle East - Dr. Michael Stevenson
  • * Canada’s First Black Airman: Gerry Bell - Alessandro Erasmi
  • * Charles Bertram Jones and the HMS Marlborough - Rick Stapleton
  • * Claire Culhane: Canadian Peace Activist and Humanitarian - Judy Donnelly
  • * Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers - Justina Chong
  • * David Elliott: A Hamilton Casualty Near the End of the First World War - Alessandro Erasmi
  • * Everybody from Grandma to the little tot in the schoolroom ...”: The City of Hamilton during World War I - Judy Donnelly
  • * From Youth to Experience: Vera Brittain’s Work for Peace in Two World Wars - Dr. Kathy Garay
  • * “Fused, Fizzing, and Ready to Go Off”: Bertrand Russell Takes to the Streets - Sheila Turcon
  • * Gerald Blake, an English Participant in the Christmas Truce of 1914 - Justina Chong
  • * Home Away from Home: William Fingland and the YMCA in World War I - Renu Barrett
  • * “I Spy With My Glass Eye”: Aerial Photography and Innovation in World War I - Gord Beck
  • * Julian Gould: “Love, Order, Progress” - Sheila Turcon
  • * Letters of a German Soldier in the First World War: Otto Hartmann - Stuart Clarkson with Dr. Robert Gibson and Dr. Jakub Kazecki (transcriptions and translations)
  • * Life as a Prisoner of War: The John Lisle Letters - Justina Chong
  • * “Life or Death of the World”: Letters from England and Scandinavia, 1939-1945 - Sheila Turcon
  • * London Prepares for War: The City Engineer’s Office in World War II - Jim & Dr. Louise Barber
  • * Louvain Posters: German-Occupied Belgium during the First World War - Dr. Carl Spadoni
  • * McMaster University’s Own Soldier Poet: Bernard Trotter - Dr. Ken Cruikshank
  • * “Only by learning to love one another can our world be saved”: Dora Black Russell’s Work for Peace - Dr. Kathy Garay
  • * Pigeon Post to Lewis Gun; Cavalry Charge to Mark VIII Tank: Evolving Technology in World War I - Dr. Kathy Garay
  • * Prisoner of War: A Canadian Warplane Heritage Member’s Story - Erin Napier
  • * Racial Discrimination and Internment: The Cooperative Committee on Japanese Canadians - Dr. Carl Spadoni
  • * “Remember your humanity, and forget the rest”: The Russell-Einstein Manifesto and the Pugwash Movement - Dr. Andrew G. Bone
  • * Shot at Dachau: Four Young Women Who Died for Their Country - Dr. Louise Barber
  • * Sir Norman Angell, A Lifelong Proponent of Peace - Dr. Carl Spadoni
  • * Socks for the Boys: Marion Simpson and the Knitters of the First World War - Renu Barrett
  • * "Support and Substitution”: Women’s Roles during World War I - Dr. Kathy Garay
  • * “The Body Snatchers”: Trench Raid at Rolincourt - Gord Beck & Peter Organisciak (
  • * “The difficulties will argue for themselves”: Mulberry Harbours and the D-Day Landings - Judy Donnelly
  • * The Great Ones and the Great War: Siegfried Sassoon’s Bitter Poem, “Great Men” - Stuart Clarkson
  • * The Home Front in Rural Ontario: The Crombie Family Archives - Audrie Schell
  • * “The Hound of Conscience”: The No-Conscription Fellowship - Sheila Turcon
  • * The Spanish Civil War: Foreign Intervention and the American Reaction - Dr. Carl Spadoni
  • * “The Topography of Golgotha”: Mapping the Trenches of the First World War - Gord Beck
  • * The Vietnam War: Popular Protest Comes of Age - Sheila Turcon
  • * The Vimy Pilgrimage - Dr. Stephen Heathorn
  • * Time Off during War: The Saarlouis Theatrical Productions - Dr. Carl Spadoni
  • * Tools for Peace, a “Made in Canada” Peace Movement - Janice Acton
  • * “To renounce war ... and never support or sanction another”: The Peace Pledge Union, from 1934 to the 1960s
    - Dr. Andrew G. Bone
  • * William Frank Kenwood, Canadian Pilot and Prisoner of War - Alessandro Erasmi
  • * Working for Peace: Eva Sanderson and the Toronto Association for Peace, 1958-1972 - Amber Lloydlangston
  • * Young Canadian Brothers in England: “Even here it is hard to realize there is a war on” - Stuart Clarkson
  • * Your Child, Your Home, Your Loved Ones”: Hamilton during the Second World War - Judy Donnelly
  • * Youth Mobilize for Peace: The Canadian Youth Congress in the 1930s - Rick Stapleton

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