By: Haleema Raja
The Battle of Passchendaele
Sir Arthur William Currie was a Canadian Military during World War 1.
It was very muddy and wet when the battle was being fought.
Passchendaele Canadian Memorial
This memorial is located on Crest Farm near Passchendaele, Belgium.
The Memorial's inscription reads:
Why it was important?
"It was really a miserable day, quite miserable. We were lying practically on the bed of the river which had been shelled all to pieces and it was just a marshy bog … our company headquarters got blown to pieces … before we started off … and the battle hadn't even begun."
Alex Strachan, 43rd Battalion, war diary of 43rd Battalion. RG 9, series III-D-3, vol. 4938, file 434.
Even today many movies that take place in the 1920's have flappers in them, a popular film example would be "The Great Gatsby".
BELOW IS PROPAGANDA FOR FLAPPERS
A famous American actress that was known for personifying the "flapper" image. She also made a successful transition from silent films to "talkies".
She was an American film actress and dancer. She was an ionic symbol of the "flapper", and for making the bobbed haircut trendy.
Flappers on a Car
Many flappers drove cars to parties and around town, but men often offered to drive a group of them.
On October 1970, members of the FLQ kidnap 2 Quebec politicians:
James Cross (Trade Commissioner)
Pierre Laporte (Minister of Labour)
James Cross was kidnapped but then later released after 60 days as a result of negotiations with the kidnappers.
Pierre Laporte was kidnapped and later murdered, who ever was directly related to his death were arrested and jailed for 1st degree murder.
The FLQ demanded that the government release 21 imprisoned FLQ members and publicize their manifesto.
Protesters holding up signs in Quebec
"Just Watch Me"
This is a picture of the reporter and Trudeau discussing the FLQ Crisis, this is the same interview that the quote derived from.
This a picture of Paul Rose (leader of the FLQ) leaving criminal court after being charged.
What was the FLQ?
- Montreal Stock Exchange bombing
- Kidnapping of government officials
THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE
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The October Crisis. (n.d.). Retrieved January 14, 2016, from http://www.cbc.ca/history/EPISCONTENTSE1EP16CH1PA4LE.html
Bloc Québécois. (n.d.). Retrieved January 14, 2016, from http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bloc-quebecois/
The New, Modern Woman: The Flapper. (n.d.). Retrieved January 14, 2016, from http://history1900s.about.com/od/1920s/a/flappers.htm
The History of the Flapper, Part 1: A Call for Freedom. (n.d.). Retrieved January 14, 2016, from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-history-of-the-flapper-part-1-a-call-for-freedom-11957978/?no-ist
Syrian refugees. (n.d.). Retrieved January 14, 2016, from https://www.liberal.ca/realchange/syrian-refugees/