Saturday, November 10, 2012

Veterans' Week 2012: Images of Canada

Veterans' Week November 5 to 11. A young boy placing a poppy on a grave. 

For my second-to-last post for Veterans' Week 2012, I've selected images showing Canada's participation in various wars.

World War I

A Canadian V.A.D. Ambulance driver at the front.
(Photo source: Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-001305.)


29th Infantry Batallion advancing over "No man's Land" through the German barbed wire and heavy fire during the Battle of Vimy Ridge. [Apr. 1917]
(Photo source: Capt. H.E. Knobel / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-001020.)

Wounded Canadians on way to aid-post. Battle of Passchendaele. November, 1917.
(Photo source: Canada. Dept. of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/.)
Final instructions before going into battle.
(Photo source: Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-000877.)

World War II

Canadian prisoners of war being lead through Dieppe by German soldiers. [19 Aug. 1942]
(Photo source: Library and Archives Canada / C-014171.)

Graves of personnel of the Edmonton Regiment killed in battle of Ortona. [7 Jan. 1944, Ortona, Italy]
(Photo source: Alexander M. Stirton / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-115151.)

Members of the first contingent of the Canadian Women's Army Corps (C.W.A.C.) entering Hamm, Germany, 12 June 1945.
(Photo source: Sgt. Karen M. Hermiston / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-128229.)

Korean War

L/Cpl. Robert John Sobol, P.P.C.L.I. kneels at grave of Private Lloyd K. Wylie, United Nations Cemetery [25 Apr. 1951, Pusan, Korea]
(Photo source: Sgt. W.H. Olson/Library and Archives Canada/PA-128813.)

Tomorrow on November 11th, remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our country. Attend your local Remembrance Day ceremony or pause at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in memory of those 1000s of brave men and women.

Copyright © 2012, Yvonne Demoskoff.

2 comments:

  1. Impressive images.

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  2. Thanks for commenting, Raymond. There were lots of impressive and poignant images to look through.

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