More than 100 years have passed since the residents of historic Mississauga opened their newspapers to read that Great Britain was at war. It was news that would change their lives as Canada was immediately drawn into the conflict.
Visit mississaugaatwar.wordpress.com to follow the First World War through the pages of The Streetsville Review and Port Credit Herald. Witness the patriotic send-off of local recruits, the ongoing campaign for more volunteers, and the pressure to increase agricultural production. See the preparation of comfort packages for “the boys” overseas and read their letters home from “somewhere in France”. To find out what happened to some of the men and women who enlisted, check out the Personal Stories pages.
Mississauga at War is dedicated to the men and women from historic Mississauga who served in uniform and worked on the home front during the war.
Additional materials are of interest. If you have photographs, letters or keepsakes to share, please contact Central Library at 905-615-3200 ext. 3660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.