La Bataille de Grande-Bretagne

La Bataille de Grande-Bretagne (The Battle of Great Britain) was published by the British Air Ministry to commemorate victims of the air raids. This book includes both real photographs and artistic depictions, in order to better illustrate the conditions in Europe during the First World War.

Album de la Grande Guerre

Published by the French-Canadian Recruitment Committee, this book of images shows the conditions of Canadian soldiers in France and Belgium during the First World War. They used both real photographs and artistic recreations to highlight the severity of  destruction and the impact of the war on civilians.

Special Troop Train No.8

Mr. J.H. Hathaway of the Y.M.C.A. provided assistance on a troop train from Halifax to Toronto following demobilization. The group travelling on troop train No.8 was so grateful for his service that they sent Mr. Hathaway a letter with their signatures, and he also received praise from the Y.M.C.A.

Carter Family

Soldier Robert G. Carter of the 7th Battalion CEF wrote to his brother Fred Carter in 1914, from the Valcartier military camp in Quebec, before he died overseas of spinal meningitis on 26 March, 1915. His sister, Janet Carter, later reached out to any soldier in the No.1 General Hospital B.E.F. in 1915, and received a response on behalf of Private J. Clements. She also received correspondence in 1918, from a former student, gunner R. Waring. Her life was celebrated in 1975, as a member of the Waterloo County Hall of Fame at Doon Pioneer Village.


Carter Family.pdf (18.41 MB)

Garrison Sergeants' Mess

Garrison Sergeants' Mess were held in St. John, New Brunswick in honour of the Sergeants of the Canadian Army.

2nd CDAC War Diary

The 2nd Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column of St. John, New Brunswick published and distributed the peacetime version of its war diary to veterans of the unit. It includes a list of the current occupations and whereabouts of former members.

First Reunion of the 2nd CDAC

The first annual reunion of the 2nd Canadian Divisional Ammunition Column was held at the Armouries in St. John, New Brunswick, on Saturday, September 29th, 1923. They agreed to make the reunion an annual event, and released this statement along with the program from the first reunion. 

Canadian legion Membership Card

Members of the Canadian Legion that paid their annual fees were given membership cards. These cards were issued to veteran Thomas E. Mitchell, of the 107th Battalion CEF.

Great War Veterans' Association

Veteran Thomas E. Mitchell of Saskatchewan, a member of the Great War Veterans' Association of Canada Regina branch used this booklet to record his payment of membership fees to the GWVA from 1919 to 1925.

Canadian Corps Reunion 1938

As German aggression increased in Europe in 1938, the Canadian Corps Association took a firm stand against threats to Canadian security and opted to lead and encourage patriotism in the country.