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Photo Gallery - South African War

Type: Image

A photo gallery is presented here commemorating fallen Canadians. Some photos of veterans appear in the collection as well as the cemetaries where they were buried and monuments memorializing their contribution to the war.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

German bombardment of Arras, 1914

Type: Image

Arras is a town with a priceless architectural heritage. It lies in north-western France near the border with Belgium. In 1914, the destruction of Arras reinforced Allied propaganda comparing the Germans to barbarians. This painting by Belgian artist Gustave Faipont shows the Hotel de Ville (city hall) of Arras, with its beautiful Belfoi (bell tower). Both were largely destroyed during the war. Many other historic Belgian and French towns suffered similar fates during the Great War. (private collection)

Site: National Defence

Dead German on the Hitler Line, by war artist Charles Fraser Comfort

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the watercolour, chalk, carbon pencil and ink on paper artwork, "Dead German on the Hitler Line," created by Charles Fraser Comfort.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Canadian Illustrated News - Departure of a Prussian Regiment - Evacuation of France by the Prussians

Type: Image

Drawing depicting the evacuation of France by the Prussians.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Illustrated News - Civil War in Spain: Carlist Prisoners at Vittoria

Type: Image

Depiction of prisoners during the Civil War in Spain.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Illustrated News - Effects of the Mitrailleuse - The War

Type: Image

Drawing representing a scene during the Franco-Prussian War.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Illustrated News - Alfonsist Prisoners at Estella - Spain

Type: Image

Representation of prisoners of war during the Carlist War in Spain.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Illustrated News - Tuileries Gardens Since the Breaking out of the Civil War

Type: Image

Drawing of the gardens of Tuileries since the breaking out of the Civil War.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre, 24 August 1569

Type: Image

The massacre of August 24th and the bloody days that followed showed to the world what horrors could be committed by ‘civilized’ Christians on one another right in the city of Paris, one of the centres of western civilization. Such horrific scenes of torture and slaughter were repeated throughout England, Germany, France and other countries during the European religious wars.

Site: National Defence