Nova Scotia Boy Soldiers in the Great War

Old Enough To Fight book cover
Evenings @ Government House
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 7:00pm
Arrival Time: 
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax
Registration open: 
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

To register fill out the attendance form or call 424-7001.

Noted author and historian, Colonel John Boileau will present on Nova Scotia’s Boy Soldiers in the First World War.

During the First World War, between 15,000 and 20,00 underage Canadian youths, some as young as ten, signed up to fight in Canada's armed forces. They served in the trenches alongside their elders and fought in all the major battles. Many were injured or suffered psychological wounds. Many died. John Boileau situates these boys in the overall war effort and tells the personal stories of some of them from Nova Scotia.