July 19, 2016
The lyrics to this rare 1915 version of Canada’s national aren’t remotely like the official anthem we know today, says P.J. Carefoote, an early-books librarian at the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. One of about four competing versions that were around at the time, it was sung at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London to honour Canadian soldiers shortly after the Second Battle of Ypres. Read more.