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OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: Oakville in the First World War


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Media Type:
Image
Video
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
This video is part of a series titled 'Oakville Heritage Moments.' Produced by the Oakville Public Library, these videos aim to focus on snapshots of Oakville's history.
Notes:
Video written and produced by the Oakville Public Library’s Digital Heritage Assistant, 2017. Narrated by Eric Sillius.
Images courtesy of Oakville Historical Society, Library and Archives Canada, City of Toronto Archives, Wikimedia Commons, and S. Creighton. More historical images of Oakville as well as local history books can be found at the Oakville Historical Society’s website
Music: “The Reunion,” featured on the War Horse soundtrack. Composed by John Williams, 2011.
Special thanks to the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage
Inscriptions:
From 1914-1918, the Western World and its imperial allies were engulfed in the first total world war that quickly became known as the ‘Great War’

While the front lines efforts raged on, the home front worked tirelessly to provide support for their troops overseas

Oakville was a small town, at the time, with a population just over 2,500.

Many from the town enlisted to serve their country overseas while the men and women left behind went to work in munitions factories in Toronto and Hamilton to support the war effort

Young women became “farmerettes,” tending to the crops to ensure a good harvest.

Fundraisers were held to provide financial aid for the country’s growing war costs, in order to “keep the home fires burning.”

After the war ended, Oakville welcomed back those overseas with great celebration.

But the town also mourned the loss of 64 local men who fought

Oakville continues to remember the sacrifices of those brave individuals who served throughout the First World War.
Publisher:
Oakville Public Library
Place of Publication:
Oakville, ON
Date of Publication:
2017
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Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4473682625124 Longitude: -79.6665048808289
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Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Oakville Public Library

Central Branch

120 Navy Street

Oakville ON L6J 2Z4

Tel: (905) 815-2042

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OPL Oakville Heritage Moments: Oakville in the First World War


This video is part of a series titled 'Oakville Heritage Moments.' Produced by the Oakville Public Library, these videos aim to focus on snapshots of Oakville's history.