Answers to the Words to Honour Crossword
- “War” is a counterculture pop song associated with Edwin Starr. It was released in 1970 in the “War and Peace” album. Today it is a popular song. It has been featured in Hollywood hits such as Rush Hour starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker
- In USA Remembrance Day is named after veterans. It is known as Veterans Day. Persons who return from a war are known as veterans. In most countries they are provided preferential treatment in situations such as government employment and pension.
- Although he was not a frontline soldier John McCrae died in Belgium during World War 1. He also served in the Boer War (1899 – 1901). John McCrae died in the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915 during World War 1. At home he was a physician, teacher, poet and author.
- The Battle for Vimy Ridge is not only considered a turning point in WW1 it is considered by Canadians to be a landmark historical event. Canada has received honour from France for the capture of Vimy Ridge with a monument.
- Today poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of persons who served in wars and conflicts, both surviving, killed in conflict, and passed away. John McCrae’s poem “In Flander’s Field” is centred on the poppy. Recently the UK has written lines from McCrae’s poem using poppies.
- Not just in war, the word ally is used for someone who shares the same cause and is willing to partake in similar activities to reach a mutual goal. In WW1 the “Allies” – France, UK, Russia, Italy, Belgium, Serbia, and USA; Canada and other members of the Commonwealth fought under British command as part of the Allies. They fought against the “Central Powers” – Austria-Hungary, Germany, the Ottoman Empire, and Bulgaria. In WW2 the “Allies” – UK, France, USA, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, USSR, China, and USA, fought against the Axis Powers – Germany, Italy, and Japan. In both wars the Allies were victorious.
- In Canada November 11 is known as Remembrance Day. In USA it’s known as Veterans Day; in parts of Europe it’s Armistice Day. At 11am on November 11 nations hold a 2-minute period of silence to honour soldiers and victims of wars. At 11am, November 11, 1918 an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany ending World War 1. The Treaty of Versailles was signed 6-months later.
- Someone who is not on the battle is often known as a civilian. They include people who are in the place of battle, people who are at home when wars are taking place overseas., and people who are in the battlefield but not taking part in the battle. Civilians play a critical role; they provide hope and comfort to persons on the battlefield. They’re also involved in gathering and preparing what is needed in the battlefield (ex. medicine, food, clothing, weapons, etc.). Civilians on the battlefield leave and become known as refugees or stay to help rebuild what was destroyed.
- Someone who saves others from death is often known as a saviour. It includes soldiers, doctors, and others. Often all participants in the battle, the entire group, is known as a saviour.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects many involved in wars, most often soldiers and others who are involved in combat. There are many signs that are seen when someones is experiencing PTSD
- Although it is often associated with the soldiers, those who are on the frontlines, an army includes doctors, nurses, cooks, and others who are present but not on the battlefield. They help prepare the necessities on site for soldiers as well as refugees, civilians who have escaped conflict.
- Flanders Field is a battlefield in Belgium/Northern France. It is where the Battle of Passchendaele and the Second Battle of Ypres. John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Field” describes a scene of WW1. Today it is known worldwide and considered a commemoration to soldiers in war.