Online resources from Veterans Affairs Canada

The following links have been extracted from the First World War section of the Veterans Affairs Canada’s website.  That site has a worth of information and if you can’t find what you are looking for here, check there.


Canada and the First World War

Timeline: Canada in the First World War

Diaries, Letters and Stories from both World Wars

Video archives from WWI — scroll down and find the list near the bottom of the page.  Most of them are from the Historica website.

Historical Photo Gallery

Battles and Campaigns

Battle of Passchendaele

Battles of the Somme and Beaumont-Hamel

Battle of Vimy Ridge

Medals and Memorials

Canadian Virtual War Memorial — Search for Canadian War Dead

Overseas Memorials

Memorials in Canada

Victoria Cross recipients

Additional Online Resources

The Canadian Centre for the Great War

The Canadian War Museum

1914-1918-online — International Encyclopedia of the First World War

Archives Association of Ontario — World War I Resources


Printed Resources

To search what’s available at W-O, use the WRDSB’s online catalogue.  In addition to the traditional printed material, you can find eBooks there as well.

If you would like to browse the shelves, books on WWI could  be found in 940.3 and 940.4.  We also have two sets of encyclopedia: The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War I and The Grolier Library of World War I.