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Saskatchewan in Two World Wars

Excited citizens throughout the world joyously celebrated the news that the war was over. Spontaneous victory parades, fireworks displays, and other celebrations were de rigeur. Those at home impatiently awaited the return of loved ones and friends, thankful that their lives had been spared. With demobilization came the reuniting of families and the resumption of interrupted relationships. Although problems arose, more opportunities presented themselves as people faced a new day in a greatly altered world.

On November 11, 1918 Sam Laycock, 1st Canadian Divisional Signal Company, received notification that a cease fire had been declared.

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Original notice of the cease fire, 1918. [124]
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Circumstances surrounding the message, 1918. [125]

Samuel R. Laycock was professor and later Dean of Education at the University of Saskatchewan, 1952. [126]

It's all over, November 9, 1918. [127]
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Germany quits, May 7, 1945. [128]
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Post card of the Star's announcement superimposed over a photograph of the University Bridge in Saskatoon. [129]
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Victory, May 8, 1945.
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With peace came safe conduct passes, 1945. [131]

The weight of peace, 1945. [132]

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         Crowd in Kiwanis Park, Saskatoon before a tableau of the "Four Freedoms for which so many perished to defend, 1943.


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