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The naming of Haig Glacier and Mount Sir Douglas

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Listen as historian Merrily Aubrey explains how in 1917 the Geographic Board of Canada began naming mountains after military heroes from the WWI. Names were taken from leaders of Canada and the other forces that fought against the Kaiser. Listen to find out who some of these mountains were named after.

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