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The First World War

This selection of approximately 250 images provides a sample of the collections related to the First World War (1914-1918). It recalls the participation of Canadians in the Great War and examines the post-war years.

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  • Home front (propaganda, recruitment, conscription, rationing, factories, military and internment camps, etc.);
  • John McCrae - Canadian hero, doctor, military officer and amateur p.t;
  • Troops, military equipment and images of battle;
  • Cartoons recalling the post-war global context, notably the birth of communist Russia, European reconstruction and the growing presence of the United States on the world stage.

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The Empire needs Men! (...) Enlist Now, 1914-18 (M24608.34)

Poster
The Empire needs Men! (...) Enlist Now, 1914-18
Arthur Wardle
1914-1918, 20th century
M24608.34

Women at tables, International Manufacturing Co., Montreal, QC, 1914-8 (MP-0000.2082.6)

Photograph
Women at tables, International Manufacturing Co., Montreal, QC, 1914-8
Black & Bennett
1914-1918, 20th century
MP-0000.2082.6

John McCrae, about 1914 (M968.354.1.2x)

Photograph
John McCrae, about 1914
William Notman and Son
About 1914, 20th century
M968.354.1.2x