Nova Scotia Boy Soldiers in the Great War
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.