Poetry

The Boys of the 134th Battalion

This postcard was one of a series aimed at the families of Canadian soldiers during the First World War. The 134th Battalion was affiliated with Toronto's 48th Highlanders.

Soldier poetry

This little booklet was sold by ex-soldiers to raise money - it can be found in various versions, each carrying a different cover and "author."

View PDF: PDF icon Nixon - Verses.pdf

The Clarion - Dominion Day 1916

This poem, printed in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is typical of the highly emotional verse that was so common during the First World War.

Philo Woitas, “War”

In September 1939, a church magazine in Holland, Manitoba, printed this poem about the coming of war.

View PDF: PDF icon ghsept1939.pdf

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