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Corporal, Royal 22e Régiment, Italy, 1943

Type: Image

During the summers in southern Italy, the Canadians wore tropical uniforms like the rest of the British 8th Army. This reconstruction by Ron Volstad shows a corporal of the Royal 22e Régiment, the only Francophone regular infantry regiment in the Canadian army during the war. The unit saw its first action of the war during the landings in Sicily in 1943. Note the famous red patch of the 1st Canadian Division on the upper shoulder. This formation badge dates from the First World War. (Canadian Department of National Defence)

Site: National Defence

Nursing Sisters' Memorial

Type: Document

The Nursing Sisters' Memorial is located in the Hall of Honour in the centre block on Parliament Hill. The sculptor was Mr. G.W. Hill, R.C.A., of Montréal. The completed panel was mounted in the Hall of Honour during the summer of 1926. In the Programme given at the presentation on Parliament Hill, the artist interprets the sculptured panel.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Remnants

Type: DocumentImage

Excerpt from an interview with Mary Riter Hamilton is accompanied here by paintings. Focuses on what remains standing after the horrors of war. The spirit of hope shows through in a painting entitled "Looking Outwards."

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Frequently Asked Questions

Type: DocumentImage

On August 6, 1914, a grateful Empire sent word requesting that Canada's offer of soldiers be "dispatched as soon as possible." Presents an overview of the formation of new Canadian military units to help Britain fight the First World War.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Supermarine Spitfire L.F. Mk. IX fighter in the markings of 421 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force

Type: Image

The Spitfire Mk. IX was the third-generation of Supermarine's famous fighter, and the final one equipped with a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. The L.F. Mk. IX was an aircraft optimised for combat at lower altitudes - note the clipped wings shown in this photograph of a surviving example in the collection of the Canadian Aviation Museum. The aircraft bears the 'AU' code letters of 421 'Red Indian' Squadron, Royal Canadian Airforce. 421 Squadron was one of several Canadian fighter squadrons stationed in Europe. (Canadian Department of National Defence, PCN-5234)

Site: National Defence

Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Vestiges

Type: DocumentImage

Extract from a letter by Mary Riter Hamilton is accompanied here by paintings. Focuses on the landscapes of ravaged towns in France and Belgium after the First World War.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Through a Lens: Dieppe in Photography and Film - Timeline - Across the Channel

Type: DocumentImage

The troops board the landing ships that are to transport them across the English Channel to Dieppe. To ensure their safe passage, warships and planes escort them. Provides a timeline of key events.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Belmont Battery at Fort Rodd Hill, British Columbia

Type: Image

Built in 1898-1900 to protect the entrance to the Royal Navy (and later the Royal Canadian Navy) base on the Pacific, the battery has been restored to its appearance during the Second World War 1939-45. (Parks Canada)

Site: National Defence

Further Reading - The Salvation Army

Type: Document

A bibliography of works written between 1920 and 1997 pertaining to the Salvation Army's work with the Canadian military.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Officer, Royal Canadian Navy, 1940-1945

Type: Image

This officer with his dufflecoat and binoculars is dressed as he would have been on watch at sea. With all badges of rank covered, there is nothing to show his rank, or if he is a member of the Royal Canadian Navy or the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve. Reconstruction by Ron Volstad. (Canadian Department of National Defence)

Site: National Defence