Life on the Home Front
Antigonish and Pictou Counties during the Great War 1914 - 1918

Follow the Great War as it was experienced by people living on the Home Front. The Antigonish County blog and the Pictou County blog allow you to relive, day by day over the course of four years, the thoughts and opinions of local Canadians as the nation changed forever.

Antigonish County BlogAntigonish County during the Great War 1914 - 1918.

A selection from the local newspaper providing a glimpse into the life, times, and thoughts of people in Antigonish County during the "War to End All Wars". Original articles from "The Casket" are published 100 years to the day of originally appearing in the newspaper. Posts begin August 4, 2014 (1914) (100 years from the day war was declared) and continue to November 11, 2018 (1918) the day the armistice was signed.

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Pictou County BlogPictou County during the Great War 1914 - 1918.

A selection from local newspapers providing a glimpse into the life, times, and thoughts of Pictonians during the "War to End All Wars". Original articles from the "Eastern Chronicle", the "Pictou Advocate" and the "Free Lance" are published 100 years to the day of originally appearing in the newspaper. Posts begin August 4, 2014 (1914) (100 years from the day war was declared) and continue to November 11, 2018 (1918) the day the armistice was signed.

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Special Features

Books and other resources

Books & other Resources

Your public library is committed to bringing you a wide range of books, articles, and DVD's about World War One. To make your reading and viewing easier we have provided this list of resources. It will be growing over the next four years so check back often. If you know of a title we have missed, please let us know.

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Our Digital Collections

Our Digital Collections

In addition to print and e-books Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library is also committed to ensuring our local heritage is preserved and presented through NovaStory.ca. With support from the Community Access Program we are building a large collection of online materials. Books, photographs, maps, and more are added monthly.

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Ypres

Pictou Casualties: the second battle of Ypres

Over the next four years Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library staff will be shining a spotlight on various stories about local people and events during the Great War. We invite you to discover these with us and if you have a story idea please let us know.

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Great War Links

Great War Links

We invite you to explore the following external online resources related to World War One. These links have been selected by library staff for their quality and usefulness in discovering more about the lives and stories of local people.

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Featured Books