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Remembering John McCrae

They called it "The Great War" and "The War to End All Wars" – though of course it didn't. When hostilities erupted in Europe in 1914, Canadians rushed to Britain's side. But the cost was terrible: more than 60,000 were killed, 172,000 wounded. There are no more Canadian combat veterans alive to recall the horrors of the First World War, but their voices and memories live on in the archives of the CBC. Lest we forget, here are some of their stories.

An interview with Walter Gow, cousin and boyhood friend of In Flanders Fields author John McCrae.

Medium: Radio
Program: Assignment
Broadcast Date: Nov. 8, 1957
Guest: Walter Gow
Reporter: Howie Engel
Duration: 3:45
Photo: Image of McCrae is in the public domain; original source is Guleph Museums, Reference No. M968.354.1.2x

Last updated: September 30, 2013

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