August 2014: Convoy carrying soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Force to Britain in October 1914. The thirty-two transports, with warship escorts, constituted the largest armed force ever to cross the Atlantic to that point in history. The ships landed what became the 1st Canadian Division safely in the United Kingdom.

February 2013: Corporal M. Freeman of the Canadian Women’s Army Corps (C.W.A.C.), and Honorary Captain Samuel Cass, a Jewish chaplain wearing the formation patch of First Canadian Army, present a gift to a Belgian girl during a Hanukkah celebration, at Tilburg, Netherlands, on 17 December 1944. Library and Archives Canada photo.

June 2012: Non-commissioned officers of The Fort Garry Horse pose for the Army photographer in their new quarters at Aldershot, England on 27 November 1941. The regiment has just announced an updated version of the regimental history, Facta Non Verba; see this forum posting for more details. Library and Archives Canada photo.

January 2012: Private Don Glover of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, photographed near Nijmegen, Netherlands, on 5 February 1945. The Canadian Army had wintered in fairly comfortable winter quarters in the Nijmegen Salient during the winter of 1944-45, with only occasional patrols to occupy the majority of the army for the three month period between the end of the Battle of the Scheldt, and the start of the Rhineland fighting on 8 February 1945. Glover wears standard Battle Dress, with a leather jerkin, which was common winter clothing. For added warmth, he's added his camouflaged face veil as a scarf, and he has a knit "cap comforter" under his steel helmet. Library and Archives Canada photo.

August 2011:  A Sherman tank of the 8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars of the 5th Canadian (Armoured) Division takes part in a predicted mass shoot, in Italy, 2 March 1944. The Sherman has been criticized since the war for not being able to stand up to heavy German armour in tank-vs.-tank fights, but in reality was a versatile universal vehicle, used for infantry support, breakthrough and pursuit, and as shown here, even for indirect fire missions. This vehicle has an unusual twin Bren gun mounting behind the commander's hatch. Library and Archives Canada photo.

November 2010: Private J.S.P. Bowen of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry says goodbye to a young friend before leaving Italy for a thirty-day Christmas leave in Canada in 1944. Library and Archives Canada photo.

November 2009: Soldiers of the 13th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force consolidating a captured German trench in July, 1916. Library and Archives Canada photo.
December 2008: Personnel of Strathcona's Horse on their way to the war in South Africa at the turn of the 20th Century. Library and Archives Canada photo.
November 2008: An unidentified gunner of the Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.) laying down harassing fire with a Vickers machine gun near Ortona, Italy, 7 January 1944. Library and Archives Canada photo.

May 2007: A wounded infantryman of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles talks to correspondents after the attack on Carpiquet airfield during Operation WINDSOR in July 1944. Library and Archives Canada photo.


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