From 1914 to 1918, almost 620,000 Canadians answered the call to arms and served their country, though over 60,000 of whom were to perish on the battlefields. This sacrifice, to which can be added Canada's economic contribution, enabled the dominion to strengthen its national identity and progress towards taking the initial steps of independence from the British motherland. Passing through, and pausing to stop, at Vimy, the Somme, Flanders and ... the forests of the Landes region (Gascony), this guide provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of Canada's participation in the Great War, from the organisation of its army in 1914 to the final combat of 1918.
Eric Labayle is a doctor in history. Specialist of the Great War and the exploitation of the historical testimony, he is the author of many works of military history.