The third of my private Pinterest boards to be released to the public is “O! Canada”.
This board is dedicated to Canada during World War One and features more than 200 pins of soldiers and military engagements as well as photos of the Halifax Explosion and the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918.
Here are some examples:
This screenshot shows examples of war posters and important documents.
The caption of this photo reads “Members of the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles return from combat piled on a tank in this posed August 1918 photograph. At the Battle of Amiens, where this photograph was taken, Canadians experimented with transporting infantry to the front inside the tanks, but carbon monoxide exhaust and the crippling heat left most of them vomiting and unable to fight.”
The innocent faces of the fighting force: Duff Crerar (left), Elmo A. Sully (centre) and Ross Campbell (right) from Metcalfe, ON, in 1914.
As author C.P. Stacey says in his book “Canada and the Age of Conflict, Volume One: 1867-1921”:
The Fathers of Confederation had made a plan and laid foundations. A different group of nation-builders, men in ill-fitting khaki, who seldom thought of themselves as people of much consequence, were not to carry the forward.
I’m always on the lookout for more photos to add to this board. If you know of any that should be included, please tweet me the link or send me the pin on Pinterest. It would be appreciated.
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