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Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Biographical Note

Type: Document

A brief biography of the war artist describing the motivation behind her paintings.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

From Colony to Country - War of 1812 - Personal Stories - Autobiography, Biography and Memoirs

Type: DocumentImage

Annotated listing of first person accounts, journals and biographies associated with the War of 1812. This bibliography is part of "From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History."

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Sir Eugene Fiset returns to service…

Type: Document

Eugene Fiset is an example of a unique French Canadian officer who rose to high rank and distinguished recognition while serving his country in the Boer War. He later rose to the position of Director General of the Army Medical Service. Following military service he was a Deputy Minister of Militia and Defence, a Major-General, a Member of Parliament, and finally the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec.

Site: National Defence

From Colony to Country - South African War- Women - Women

Type: DocumentImage

A source list of published works on the role of Canadian women in South Africa during and after the Boer War, representing both their military and civilian contributions.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Chronology

Type: Document

A timeline of the life, work, and exhibitions of war artist Mary Riter Hamilton. Provides details of her childhood, education, trip to Europe, exhibits, and the National Archives' exhibition in 1993 of the war artist's battlefield paintings. The titles of many of her paintings are mentioned.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Table of Contents for the Northwest Campaign - From Colony to Country

Type: Document

Provides the table of contents for resources pertaining to the Northwest Campaign. Includes history, regiments, genealogy, biographies, literature, music, pictorial works, historic sites, the Métis, First Nations, personal accounts, and the military campaign.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Major-General George R. Pearkes

Type: Document

Major-General George R. Pearkes served in both World Wars and was Minister of National Defence when NORAD was established. He later became Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

Site: National Defence

From Colony to Country - Northwest Campaign - Personal Stories - Contemporary Accounts

Type: Document

A short bibliography of three accounts that are listed separately here as being something apart from memoirs of the Northwest Campaign. Although all the authors were personally involved, they went beyond what they saw personally to report on the Campaign as a whole. The reader must bear in mind the personal biases of these reporters of events.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

From Colony to Country - South African War - Personal Stories - Participation

Type: DocumentImage

Lists and indexes of accounts of Canadian military contingents and individuals in the South African War. Some coverage of the political and social climate of Canada at the time is also included.

Site: Library and Archives Canada