An Ottawa printer released this series of humorous postcards that poked fun at military life during the Second World War.
The 54th (Kootenay) Battalion, raised in Nelson, British Columbia, fielded a very successful soccer team during the First World War.
This poem, printed in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is typical of the highly emotional verse that was so common during the First World War.
This postcard honoured Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, the first Canadian unit to enter the front lines during the First World War.
This card is typical of the irreverent humour favoured by soldiers during the Second World War.
William Scully Ltd., a Montreal manufacturer of military badges, issued this series of regimental postcards early in the Second World War: Royal Canadian Artillery; Canadian Grenadier Guards; 6th Duke of Connaught's Royal Canadian Hussars; Royal Canadian Corps of Signals; Royal Montreal Regiment; Loyola College Contingent, Canadian Officers' Training Corps; McGill University Contingent, Canadian Officers' Training Corps; Les Fusiliers Mont Royal; Royal Canadian Air Force; Royal Canadian Army Service Corps; Corps of Royal Canadian Engineers; Regiment de Maisonneuve; Le Contingent de l'Université de Montréal Corps École d’officiers Canadiens.
The Field Service Postcard came into use during the First World War, as a way to speed mail delivery by reducing the time needed for censorship.
A couple of Chapleau, Ontario, chose an image of a British battle cruiser to adorn their 1915 Christmas card.
This card, saved by a Canadian soldier serving in the campaign in north-west Europe in 1944-45, is typical of the irreverent humour favoured by soldiers during the Second World War.
Typical First World War Christmas cards, highlighting patriotic themes and symbols.
Soldiers training at Camp Borden, Ontario, during the Second World War had a wide range of entertainment options available.