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Normandy Medical

Lance-Corporal W.J. Curtis of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.) bandages the burnt leg of a French boy, whose brother looks on, in Boissons, France, 19 June 1944. As part of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France, Canadian forces landed at Juno Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944. Over two months of fighting followed […]

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5 - Vancouver Chinatown - 30 May 2014

Postcard of Chinatown, Vancouver, 1955. Une carte postale du quartier chinois, Vancouver, 1955. Image: © Rolly Ford/Heritage Vancouver.

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4 - Cleaning Rifle - 29 May 2014

Private C.R. Rizza of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, cleans his rifle, circa  7-8 July 1944, Normandy, France. Soldat C.R. Rizza du Highland Light Infanty of Canada, nettoie son fusil, vers 7-8 juillet 1944, Normandie, France. Image: Lieut. Ken Bell. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada. PA-136954.

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Empress

Nettie Beckstead never expected to be on board the Empress of Ireland in the first place. The 42-year-old Salvation Army member from Morrisburg, Ontario, had finished nursing school in Manitoba the previous year, and was looking forward to a quiet summer visiting family in eastern Canada. She learned only days before the voyage that her […]

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3 - Halifax Rope - 28 May 2014

Ropes on the HMCS Sackville, Halifax, NS. Des cordes à bord du NCSM Sackville, Halifax, NS. Image: Davida Aronovitch. Historica Canada.

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2 - Kitchen - 27 May 2014

Vilien Chen, detail of kitchen. Vilien Chen, détail de la cuisine. Image: Vilien Chen/Passages Canada.

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Actors Greg Odjig (left) and Billy Merasty take a break from shooting the Queenston Heights Heritage Minute, August 2012. Les acteurs Greg Odjig (gauche) et Billy Merasty prennent une pause du tournage de la Minute du patrimoine sur la bataille de Queenston Heights, août 2012. Image: Historica Canada.  

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12 - Komagata Maru - 23 May 2014

Migrants on board the Komagata Maru in English Bay, Vancouver, British Columbia. 1914. Les migrants à bord du Komagata Maru à English Bay, Vancouver, Colombie-Britannique. 1914. Image: Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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KM Memorial

On May 23, 1914, as Europe stood on the brink of war, a steamship carrying 376 British subjects sailed into Vancouver’s Burrard Inlet. The Komagata Maru had left Japan twenty days earlier, and its passengers—340 Sikhs, 24 Muslims, and 12 Hindus from the Punjab region of India—had come to Canada in hopes of establishing new […]

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Cantor Bernhard Wladowsky, c 1906 (courtesy Ontario Jewish Archives/1265).

Cantor Bernhard Wladowsky, one of the first cantors for the Jewish community in Toronto, circa 1906. Le chantre Bernhard Wladowsky, un des premiers chantres dans la communauté judaïque à Toronto, vers 1906. Image: Ontario Jewish Archives.

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10 - Stratford - 21 May 2014

Stratford Festival poster, 1958. Une affiche pour le Festival de Stratford, 1958. Image: Eric Aldwinkle. Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.

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9 - Camp Fire2 - 20 May 2014

Some post-Victoria Day campfire advice from Alberta Energy and Natural Resources, circa 1970s. Une affiche conseille d’éteindre le feu de camp après la fête de la Reine, Alberta Energy and Natural Resources, vers les années 1970. Image: Library and Archives Canada. Bibliothèque et Archives Canada.