Whilst the iconic John McRae (1872-1918) poem “In Flander’s Fields” and perhaps some of Robert Service’s (1874-1958) WW1 era war related poems are culturally familiar if not pervasive there were many other Canadians who versified their First World War experiences or observations.  For many reasons the vast majority of these silent bards’ poetically formatted voices represent invaluable resources for especially social historians of such topics as the family, children, mothers, fathers, brothers/sisters, women, adolescents, academia, education, Canadian literature, Anglophilism, Imperialism, Colonialism, militarism, racism, medicine, farming, rural life, etc….  This blog seeks to disseminate, publicize and overall educate anyone interested in any aspect of Canadian WW1 era history through especially contemporary poetical formats.