Department of Militia and Defence supplementary photograph collections [graphic material]
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Department of Militia and Defence supplementary photograph collections [graphic material]Hierarchical level:Sub-seriesDate:[1914-1919].Reference:R611-467-4-E, RG150, RG9-IIIType of material:PhotographsFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:4594163
Record Information – DetailsSub-series includes:9 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):[1914-1919].Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:5147 photographs.
25 albums (866 photographs).
443 photographs : lantern slides.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:These materials were added to the Canadian War Records Office official photographic record, to broaden the photographic record of the First World War and to provide coverage of events in Canada. Sub-sub series level records document: Training camps set up in Canada and England to train soldiers and Royal Flying Corps aircrews for war operations in Europe and elsewhere; images documenting war industries producing military equipment and munitions in Canada; Aerial photographs taken by the Royal Flying Corps in Europe, used by Canadian military authorities for operational/planning purposes; unit panoramas taken early in the War in Canada, panoramic collages of the front lines in France and Belgium used for military reconnaissance/planning purposes; and a limited collection of photographs about the internment operations of Militia and Defence, under the 1914 War Measures Act.Additional information:Custodial history:This material was sought out by military authorities at the Department of Militia and Defence to supplement the Canadian War Records Office's photographic record of the First World War. The material remained with the Department of National Defence until transferred to the Public Archives in 1963.Source:Government
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