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From Colony to Country - War of 1812 - Troops and Traditions - Armies, Regiments, Soldiers and Uniforms

Type: Document

A brief listing of books and articles about the armies, regiments, soldiers and uniforms of the War of 1812. Includes British and American publications, with references to the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, the Regiment de Watteville, the 104th Regiment of Foot, the New Brunswick Regiment, and the New Brunswick Fencibles. This bibliography is part of "From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

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First World War - Personal Stories - Family History

Type: Document

General advice for Canadians who wish to research the records of family members who served their country during the First World War.

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Canada and the First World War - We Were There - Ernest Nelson

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoImage

Originally from Orillia, Ontario, Ernest Nelson enrolled in the 157th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force in October 1916. Like many soldiers, he kept a personal diary of his observations and thoughts as a Canadian soldier in World War I.

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Canada and the First World War - Did-you know that…. - If some things never change, when did they begin?

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoImage

The importance of the airplane for aerial reconnaissance was quickly realized by the Imperial command in Britain. The Canadian Government was not originally receptive to the idea of a Canadian flying corps and early flight training in Canada was achieved due to the efforts of a few resourceful individuals.

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From Colony to Country - Canadian Military History: An Overview - Troops and Traditions - Uniforms and Traditions

Type: Document

A short bibliography relating to the history of military flags, uniforms, and traditions, which includes both French and English resources. A section of "From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

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Canadian Illustrated News - Hospital Ward in the Palace at Versailles (The War)

Type: Image

Drawing of a hospital room in the Palace at Versailles during the Franco-Prussian War.

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First World War - Troops and Traditions - Uniforms

Type: Document

A bibliography of books about uniforms in World War I.

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First World War - Introduction

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Those who lived through the First World War referred to it as the Great War for the rest of their lives, even though another world war followed within a generation. Peace returned with Canada as a separate signatory to the Treaty of Versailles, an independent country confident in its ability to manage its own affairs. The war marked the transition of Canada's armed forces from a militia of questionable value to what was probably the most powerful army corps on either side in the conflict.

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First World War - Troops and Traditions - Medicine

Type: DocumentImage

A bibliography of information on the Canadian Army Medical Corps who handled the casualties of World War I.

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First World War - Personal Stories - The Veterans

Type: Document

A bibliography of works presenting the effects of World War I on Canadian soldiers after their return to civilian life.

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