I recently came across a fantastic one of a kind collection of letters, diary entries and photos that document the Canadian war experience. This project, called the Canadian Letters & Images Project, was started in 2000 by an instructor at Vancouver Island University. Little did he know that the seedling of this idea would snowball into a phenomenal collection of war correspondence unlike any other in Canada.

Undergraduate students are involved in the cataloging of these artifacts of war. Letters, journals and photos are borrowed from families of Canadian soliders, digitized, returned to their owners, and made available online to the general public. At the time of the making of this introductory video in 2008, the collection contained 10,000 letters and was still growing.