Canadian Centre for the Great War shows off country's war effort

Tucked away in an old office building in Côte-St-Paul are the tales and trinkets of hundreds of World War I veterans. Some were donated but most of the items on display belong to an enthusiastic and patriotic Montrealer named Mark Cahill.

Take a tour of the photos, weapons and WW I uniforms of Canada's soldiers on display

The new Centre for the Great War houses everything from photos and diaries, to weapons, medals and uniforms of all kinds. 2:11

Tucked away in an old office building in Côte-St-Paul are the tales and trinkets of hundreds of World War I veterans.

Some of them were donated but most of the items on display belong to an enthusiastic and patriotic Montrealer named Mark Cahill.

Now, the collection is open to the public. 

"The collection got to a point where it was very, very large and it had been collected in such a way that it had an interesting story line," said Canadian Centre for the Great War curator, Caitlin Bailey.

Bailey gave CBC Montreal's Alex Leduc a tour of some of the items on display.

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