First world war -- Canadian soldiers in trenches.  My father fought in the second World War - where they also dug trenches.  War is hell.

First world war -- Canadian soldiers in trenches. My father fought in the second World War - where they also dug trenches. War is hell.

Female Canadian Soldier. --Other pinner says...This isn't my niece, but it could be. She was a combat infantry solier and medic. 5' tall and 100 lbs, at the beginning of a patrol her load-out would be 120 lbs, plus her medical kit and her C7 rifle. She volunteered for 3 tours. Canada, unlike the U.S. has has women serving in combat roles for many years. Af'stan was a long, vicious, dangerous war. Soldiers do not decide where we fight; we owe them all.

Female Canadian Soldier. --Other pinner says...This isn't my niece, but it could be. She was a combat infantry solier and medic. 5' tall and 100 lbs, at the beginning of a patrol her load-out would be 120 lbs, plus her medical kit and her C7 rifle. She volunteered for 3 tours. Canada, unlike the U.S. has has women serving in combat roles for many years. Af'stan was a long, vicious, dangerous war. Soldiers do not decide where we fight; we owe them all.

Canadian soldiers at Vimy Ridge, February 1917

Canadian soldiers at Vimy Ridge, February 1917

A Canadian soldier shakes hands with an Afghan boy during a joint patrol with Afghan National Army troops near Panjwaii village, Kandahar province,in July 2007

A Canadian soldier shakes hands with an Afghan boy during a joint patrol with Afghan National Army troops near Panjwaii village, Kandahar province,in July 2007

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