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Leading WREN, by war artist Margaret Kathleen MacLeod

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the watercolour on paper artwork, "Leading WREN," created by Margaret Kathleen MacLeod.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Laura Secord discovered by British Amerindian allies, 22 June 1813

Type: Image

Laura Secord (1775-1868) walked into a camp of Amerindians towards the end of her famous 30 kilometre trek on 22 June 1813. The group were allies of the British, and they led Secord to a detachment of British troops stationed at the DeCew house, on the Niagara Escarpment near present-day St. Catherines, Ontario. There, she was able to pass on her warning of an impending American attack. This print gives a rather romanticized view of the heroine. At the time of her exploit, Secord was 38, rather older than suggested here. Nevertheless, a contemporary eyewitness account describes her 'slender frame and delicate appearance'.

Site: National Defence

Women and War

Type: Film and VideoImageDocument

Through the years, thousands of Canadian women have been faced with obstacles and challenging new experiences, whether on the home front or on the front lines. Learn about the changing roles of women and their different experiences.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Off to St. John, by war artist Margaret Kathleen MacLeod

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the watercolour on paper artwork, "Off to St. John," created by Margaret Kathleen MacLeod in 1944.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Queen Anne of Great Britain

Type: Image

Queen Anne reigned from 1702 to 1714. This statue of her stands at St. Paul’s cathedral, London. Following its capture in 1710, Port-Royal in Acadia was renamed Annapolis Royal in the Queen's honour.

Site: National Defence

General Duty, Canadian Women's Army Corps, by war artist Margaret Kathleen MacLeod

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the watercolour on paper artwork, "General Duty, Canadian Women's Army Corps," created by Margaret Kathleen MacLeod.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Royal Canadian Air Force Major, by war artist Margaret Kathleen MacLeod

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the watercolour on paper artwork, "Royal Canadian Air Force Major," created by Margaret Kathleen MacLeod.

Site: Canadian War Museum

'Amazons Battalion,' St. John, New Brunswick, 1901

Type: Image

During the South African War, the local militia regiment in St. John, New Brunswick, sponsored and trained a paramilitary group made up of young women. Members of the 'Amazons Battalion' are seen with their instructor, a lieutenant of the 62nd Regiment 'St. John Fusiliers'. (Private collection)

Site: National Defence

Madeleine

Type: Image

A worthy representative of 17th-century women in New France, who were neither fragile nor passive, Marie-Madeleine Jarret de Verchères (1678-1747) conducted an exemplary defence of Fort Verchères against an Iroquois attack in 1692, just as her mother had done two years earlier. Her sober account of 1699, often romanticized in late-19th century versions, made her a heroine of our history of everyday life. Like most women in the colony, she knew how to handle arms by the time she was 14 years old. Her contemporary, Bacqueville de la Potherie, said of her that no 'Canadian or officer [could] shoot more accurately'.

Site: National Defence

Tilt of the Hat, by war artist Margaret Kathleen MacLeod

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the watercolour on paper artwork, "Tilt of the Hat," created by Margaret Kathleen MacLeod.

Site: Canadian War Museum