Benjamin CM.

Montague, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Heritage Fair

Sixteen Days at Ypres

My project is called Sixteen Days at Ypres - a battle in which Canadian soldiers were involved in in WW1.(This was the first battle where gas was used as a weapon).




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing would be that I did not understand what terrible conditions the soldiers had to fight in and I don't know how they ever did it (but they did)!

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I have learned that our country suffered great losses in this battle of WW1 and we cannot begin to imagine what those soldiers went through so that we could be the free and great country that we are now!

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life is so easy compared to those poor soldiers! I have everything I need; but life is complicated these days, back then things were simpler and people were proud and eager to serve their country.