Stories

Author: Adriana A. Davies

Homecoming: After the End of the First World War

Adriana A. Davies

The end of war on November 11, 1918, made headlines in Edmonton’s newspapers: The Morning Bulletin noted: “GERMANY ACCEPTS TERMS”;…

Armistice 1918

Adriana A. Davies

When war was declared on August 4, 1914, men from the Edmonton region rushed to join up. Edmonton had two…

The Journal of F. R. Hasse

Adriana A. Davies

Frank Reginald Hasse was the son of the Reverend Lewis St. Aubin Hassé, a Moravian minister who was born in…

Edmonton’s 49th Battalion at Vimy Ridge

Adriana A. Davies

In 1964, Lieutenant-Colonel G. R. Stevens, OBE, published an account outlining the very special role of Edmonton’s 49th Battalion at…

The Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade

Adriana A. Davies

French-born Raymond Brutinel immigrated to Edmonton in 1904 and made his fortune in Alberta through land and railway development. He…

The University of Alberta at War

Adriana A. Davies

When the First World War broke out on August 4, 1914, the University of Alberta had only 439 students and…

Edmonton’s Fighting Men

Adriana A. Davies

Edmonton had a strong militia tradition. In 1908, the 19th Alberta Dragoons and 101st Regiment were established. The latter, in…

Vimy Ridge: A Forge for Canadian Identity

Adriana A. Davies

Vimy Ridge is a commanding seven kilometre-long ridge situated on the western edge of the Douai Plains northeast of Arras…

There Were No Safety Nets, Part 3: Edmonton’s Italian Community, 1949 to the Present

Adriana A. Davies

The end of the Second World War in 1945 signalled an economic boom for Canada with primary and secondary industries…

There Were No Safety Nets, Part 2: Edmonton’s Italian Community, 1921 to 1945

Adriana A. Davies

With the ending of the First World War, the Government of Canada amended the 1910 Immigration Act.[1] The 1919 amendment…

There Were No Safety Nets, Part 1: Edmonton’s Italian Community, 1900 to 1920

Adriana A. Davies

In an age in which Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees fundamental rights and immigrants, whether economic migrants or…