Using From the West Coast to the Western Front

From The West Coast to the Western Front

is a compilation of photos, stories and artifacts commemorating the war that jolted Canada into nationhood. This compelling book shows that no province participated more eagerly or felt the aftershocks more harshly than British Columbia.

Mark Forsythe, host of CBC Radio’s mid-day show BC Almanac, marks the 100th anniversary of World War I by teaming with historian Greg Dickson and the ever-resourceful BC Almanac audience to compile a sweeping portrayal of that crucial chapter of BC history.


Articles and Sidebars

As you read along you will find links embedded before or after chapter sections. These links open in a new browser window or tab, and contain stories, photos, and case studies relating to the chapter. At the end of each chapter you will find a section of stories From Our Listeners, containing contributions from BC Almanac listeners.You can also find a full list of From Our Listeners articles on the left navigation bar.


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