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10 archival photos of Calgary from during the First World War (PHOTOS)

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DH Calgary Staff Nov 08, 2018 3:06 pm 366

While the 1910s are now 100 years in the past, photos still remain of how Calgary looked when the world was gripped by (what was then considered) the ‘War to End All Wars.’

Many Calgarians volunteered to join in the fight, with some never making their way home again at war’s end on November 11, 1918.

Here’s a quick look at the land and people they fought for during WWI.

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World War I enlistees on parade, 1915

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World War I enlistees on parade, 1915 (Courtesy Alberta on Record)

Construction of the Centre Street Bridge, 1915

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Construction of the Centre Street Bridge (Courtesy Alberta on Record)

View of Centre Street Bridge and downtown Calgary, 1915

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View of Centre Street Bridge and downtown Calgary, 1915 (Courtesy Alberta on Record)

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Calgary, 1918

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St. Mary’s Cathedral, Calgary, 1918 (Courtesy Alberta on Record)

Palliser Hotel, Calgary, 1918

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Palliser Hotel, Calgary, 1918 (Courtesy Alberta on Record)

Centre Street Bridge and Centre Street Hill in 1915

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Centre Street Bridge and Centre Street Hill in 1915 (Courtesy Alberta on Record)

Riley Park, Calgary, in 1917

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Riley Park, Calgary, in 1917 (Courtesy Alberta onRecord)

Langevin Bridge and flood retaining wall, 1915

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Langevin Bridge and flood retaining wall 1915 (Courtesy Alberta on Record)

Langevin Bridge during the 1915 Bow River Flood, Alberta

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Langevin Bridge during the 1915 Bow River Flood, Alberta. (Courtesy Alberta on Record)

Canadian soldiers in Calgary, 1916

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Posted by Arthur in Edmonton 11 January, 1916, to Trooper CW Buck, France. “This was taken at Sarcee in Calgary.” Arthur likely on the left. (Courtesy Alberta on Record)

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