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World War 1 Remembered - Gas Attack and the 19th Alberta Dragoons

The Second Battle of Ypres raged from April 22 to May 25, 1915 and elements of the first Canadian contingent to go overseas were involved.

Edmonton area’s 19th Alberta Dragoons Special Service Squadron (19AD) was there when, on April 22, the Allies came under chlorine gas attack. For more on their experience read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the forth in a series of quarterly newsletters recognizing 100th anniversary events of the First World War as they occur over the next four years.  We want to highlight significant and/or interesting events, people, stories and artifacts from that war with an emphasis on Edmonton and the 49th Battalion.  The newsletter will also include articles related to 75th anniversary events of the Second World War and to more current events, including museum activities.  Anyone wishing to be included on our email contact list to received copies of our newsletter should email us at lermusm@telus.net.

 

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