The Friday Roundup is a weekly feature that offers a look at news, archive, and worthwhile links around the web on the study of War and Society. This week`s documentary, The Christmas Truce, is a short piece that investigates the famous phenomenon that occurred on the Western Front in 1914. The series of unofficial truces that occurred across the line has inspired numerous Hollywood films and is one of the more pleasant stories to emerge from the Great War. From everyone here at LCMSDS, have a Merry Christmas and safe and fun holiday season!


Faces of War

Library and Archives Canada has provided a wonderful collection of photographs of Canadian soldiers serving during the Second World War. There are hundreds of high quality images of both soldiers in combat and behind the lines. This collection offers a great visual perspective of what life was like for Canadian soldiers and is definitely worth spending some time  looking through.



NORAD Santa Tracker 2012

A Christmas tradition since 1955, NORAD is once again gearing up for tracking St. Nicholas on his annual journey. This year NORAD is taking advantage of new technologies with apps that allow families to track Santa’s location from smartphones and tablets.


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War Poetry: “A Christmas Ghost Story”

Written during the Boer War, this beautiful poem speaks about the Christian (and other religious) opposition to war and the un-Christian nature of armed conflict.



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